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‘Breathtaking’ breach of NO2 annual legal limit in eight days

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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) hourly legal limit for the whole of 2016 has been breached in London in just eight days World Health Organisation guideline is for no human exposure to NO2 over 200 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) measured over … Continue reading

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Most-read stories in 2015

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2015. January Oxford Street has already breached nitrogen dioxide hourly limit value for 2015 http://cleanair.london/sources/oxford-street-has-breached-nitrogen-dioxide-hourly-limit-value-for-2015/ Mayor Johnson and current Government must join Labour apology … Continue reading

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Our One Atmosphere film | Lessons from 10 years of campaigning

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One Atmosphere film launched Film about the most important lessons learned from 10 years of campaigning on air pollution Ban diesel and wood burning in cities as we banned coal burning so successfully 60 years ago One Atmosphere urges immediate … Continue reading

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Mayoral candidates must address air pollution killing Londoners

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) commissioned the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to update for the first time its ranking of the top 10 death categories for every borough in London for every year between 2001 and 2014 inclusive.  The … Continue reading

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QC Opinion for ‘Clean Air in London’ on Air Quality Law (including Heathrow)

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Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “The law about air pollution is not being properly applied.  So ‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) asked Harrison Grant, its environmental solicitors, to obtain advice from Queen’s Counsel on … Continue reading

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Defra NO2 consultation: ‘Plan for plans by others’ is inadequate

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Defra buries consultation for diesel bans in cities minutes before Corbyn announcement Consultation promises further consultation in ‘early 2016’ on a ‘four tier’ national framework to ban or charge pre-Euro 6 diesel vehicles entering ‘Clean Air Zones’ in at least … Continue reading

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Camfil air filters reduced air pollution by up to 93% during worst smog episode

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Camfil air filters reduced air pollution in a London office by up to 93% during the worst air pollution episode so far this year Daily mean outdoor particle air pollution (PM2.5) hit 346 ug/m3 on 18 March which is nearly … Continue reading

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Official | Air pollution killed up to 9,400 Londoners in 2010

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In a major related development, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted this morning to tighten the European Commission’s proposals for a new National Emissions Ceilings Directive including binding limits in 2025 Spotlight turns to Government as it tries to comply … Continue reading

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Statement in relation to inquest into deaths of three SAS selection soldiers

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Clean Air in London considers that the contribution, if any, of ozone pollution in the circumstances reported throughout the inquest into the tragic deaths of three SAS selection soldiers in July 2013 should be investigated* CAL is today publishing the … Continue reading

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Emissions-based charging by 2018 and paid to walk or cycle by 2020

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New deal for taxi drivers that delivers the ‘Eight point transformation package’ proposed by Clean Air in London and the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association Private hire vehicles must meet the same emission standards as taxis and pay the congestion charge … Continue reading

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Airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick would breach air pollution laws

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Airports Commission: Consultation on Air Quality Assessment Airport expansion at Heathrow would cause aggravated breaches of nitrogen dioxide limit values and be unlawful Airport expansion at Gatwick would not be consistent with sustainable development Dear Sir Howard Clean Air in … Continue reading

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Major victory for ClientEarth enforcing nitrogen dioxide laws

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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has unanimously ordered that the government must submit a proper new air quality plan for the UK to the European Commission no later than 31 December 2015. Importantly, the Court also ruled that there … Continue reading

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ASA says TfL made misleading claim in ULEZ advertisement

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Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Transport for London (TfL), trading as the Mayor of London, made a misleading claim in an advertisement when it stated that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) would ‘reduce vehicle pollution by half’ … Continue reading

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Mayor gets ‘C minus’ in new ranking of air quality in 23 European cities

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After seven years, Mayor is lucky to get a ‘C minus’ in new ranking of air quality in 23 European cities Top five cities of Zurich, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and Berlin have either met, or are due to meet, the … Continue reading

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Mayor issues his first HIGH air pollution warning

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Quotes Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Well done Boris for issuing his first HIGH air pollution warning since launching his Breathe Better Together campaign on 30 January this year. “This episode, the third of … Continue reading