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EAC report on air pollution slams Government and has no plaudits for Mayor

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Best report yet from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on air pollution slams the Government for five years of inaction and adds no credibility to the Mayor’s claims of success in London EAC puts forward a comprehensive and practical package … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ emphatically supports Cycle Superhighways

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Clean Air in London emphatically supports East-West and North-South Cycle Superhighways However, Mayor Johnson must be honest about their impacts and address these in full.  CAL wants the Mayor to accelerate the implementation of the CSH and mitigate in full … Continue reading

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Clean Air in Cities Awards 2014

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Clean Air in Cities Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality London Air Quality Network receives award and special mention  John Tomlinson becomes an Honorary Founder Supporter Clean Air in London (CAL) announces its second annual Clean Air in … Continue reading

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Response to ‘Call for Evidence – Review of the Clean Air Act’

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Call for Evidence excludes the Government’s views or proposed policy options and has not considered the feasibility of implementing selected stakeholders’ views for ‘improving’ the Act Clean Air Act must be updated for modern fuels and technologies and enforced, together with other air pollution … Continue reading

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Effective local action on air pollution in London

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Presentation at Mapping for Change conference ‘Effective local action on air pollution in London’ at University College London on 17 April 2013. Details at: http://www.mappingforchange.org.uk/mapping-for-change-to-host-air-pollution-conference-in-april/ Useful links https://twitter.com/cleanairlondon and https://www.facebook.com/CleanAirLondon 1.  Keith Taylor’s guide: ‘Air Pollution: The Invisible Killer’ http://www.keithtaylormep.org.uk/air-pollution/ 2.  Smog … Continue reading

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Tube dust is not ‘safe’

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Health and Environment Committee air quality work programme  Clean Air in London (CAL) congratulates the Health and Environment Committee (Committee) on the publication of ‘Air pollution in London – Issues paper’.  The paper provides a clear, concise summary of current … Continue reading

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Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013

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Known health and other impacts of air pollution have risen much faster than levels of air pollution have fallen 1.      What is the ‘Year of Air’ in 2013? The European Commission (Commission) has announced that 2013 is the ‘Year of … Continue reading

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Most-read stories of 2012

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A look back at the media releases and campaign letters that proved the most popular in 2012. January ‘Clean Air in London’ lodges complaint over breaches of air pollution laws in London http://cleanair.london/legal/clean-air-in-london-lodges-complaint-over-breaches-of-air-pollution-laws-in-london/ Guide to health impacts:  ‘Invisible’ air pollution … Continue reading

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Boroughs should consider urgently declaring new Air Quality Management Areas

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Clean Air in London considers Brent, Bromley, Hillingdon, Lewisham, Newham and Sutton should consider urgently declaring Air Quality Management Areas or extending existing ones The Greater London Authority (GLA) has released details of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in London … Continue reading

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Building public understanding of air pollution

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Presentations at Masterclass at Public Service Events conference titled ‘Public health: an update and way forward’ on 24 October 2012.  See: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/masterclass-client/224/public-health/4279 Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, on ‘Building public understanding of air pollution’ CAL … Continue reading

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Directors of Public Health and Health and Wellbeing Boards urged to act on air pollution

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OPEN LETTER Dear Directors of Public Health and members of Health and Wellbeing Boards ‘Invisible’ air pollution is the biggest public health risk after smoking ‘Clean Air in London’ urges you to: ensure your Joint Strategic Needs Assessment considers air … Continue reading

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Highways Agency seeking to weaken public health protections

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Review of the Highways Agency’s approach to evaluating significant air quality effects I am writing on behalf of Clean Air in London (CAL) with comments on the above consultation which was dated 7 September 2012 (the Consultation).  Please respond to … Continue reading

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‘Clean Air in London’ congratulates Policy Exchange on ‘Something in the Air’

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The blockbuster report shows: over 85% of the areas with England’s worst air pollution are in London; diesel exhaust is at the heart of air pollution problems in cities; the vulnerable are much more likely to be exposed to air … Continue reading

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Evidence to House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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House of Commons Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee Reply to the call for evidence submitted by Clean Air in London 6 June 2012 (links to four Guides updated 250612) Evidence submitted ahead of oral evidence session on air quality … Continue reading

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Suspending M4 bus lane breached air pollution law

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The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening MP Secretary of State for Transport c/o Network Delivery & Development Highways Agency Floor 4C Federated House London Road Dorking Surrey RH4 1SZ By post and email: Mr C Cooper, Floor 4B ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk 15 May … Continue reading