Government lobbying for changes that would weaken emissions systems tests

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Government is lobbying, with others in the Council of Ministers, for changes that would weaken new roadworthiness tests for emissions systems across Europe  This is a Red Line issue.  European Commission and European Parliament must withdraw from negotiations with the … Continue reading

EU (much) more ‘competent’ than UK Government on air quality

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Call for Evidence: Environment and Climate Change Only the EU has competence to set Europe-wide product standards and environmental limits 75% of UK respondents to a recent Eurobarometer survey on ‘Attitudes of European towards air quality’ think that the EU … Continue reading

‘Free market’ anarchists lobbying EU Environment Ministers to weaken health protections

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‘Year of Air’ in 2013 Government is expected to lobby for weaker public health protections at an informal meeting of EU Environment Ministers in Dublin next Monday and Tuesday Instead, we must hammer harmful emissions against the anvil of air … Continue reading

Clean Air in London Awards 2013

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Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, receives award and special mention Inaugural Clean Air in London Awards recognise 24 contributions to improving air quality Keith Taylor MEP (Green) joins four MEPs and others as … Continue reading

Campaigning on Air Pollution in 2013, the EU Year of Air

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Presentation to a fringe session at the Green Party Conference on 23 February 2013 chaired by Jean Lambert MEP and Keith Taylor MEP. See http://greenparty.org.uk/conference.html  

Mayor caught lobbying to weaken international air pollution laws

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Mayor of London is lobbying for ‘flexibility’ in possible new laws and hiding his communications with 11 other European cities and regions in the lobbying group BBC investigation discovers the Mayor’s partners include the some of the most polluted areas of … Continue reading

London faces infringement

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Commission rejects UK application to delay compliance with nitrogen dioxide laws in 12 zones 16 of the UK’s 31 other zones, including London which does not expect compliance until 2025, also face infringement action.  Commission is seeking separate clarification on … Continue reading

Mayor’s draft Air Quality Strategy is a start but it is not yet ‘fit for purpose’

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Boris Johnson Mayor of London Greater London Authority City Hall The Queen’s Walk More London London SE1 2AA By email: MAQS@london.gov.uk 17 November 2009 Dear Mayor Johnson Mayor of London has a statutory duty to ensure his Air Quality Strategy … Continue reading

New European Union Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe entered into force on 11 June 2008

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New European Union Directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe entered into force on 11 June 2008 Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner … Continue reading

‘Clean Air in London’ gives conditional support to new EU Air Quality Directive

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‘Clean Air in London’ gives conditional support to new EU Air Quality Directive The Campaign for Clean Air in London (CCAL) thanks President Barroso, the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament for resolving their legislative impasse … Continue reading

Stop Germans weakening new air quality regime

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Stop Germans weakening new air quality regime “IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN LONDON, PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS CORRESPONDENCE TO YOUR MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOUND ON: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/performsearch.html?search=true&webCountry=GB&webTermId=7 OR TO YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT; … Continue reading

Air pollution test of political green credentials

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Air pollution test of political green credentials IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN LONDON, PLEASE SEND A COPY OF THIS CORRESPONDENCE TO YOUR MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOUND ON: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/performsearch.html?search=true&webCountry=GB&webTermId=7 OR TO YOUR LOCAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT; … Continue reading

London MEPs reject air quality postponements

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London MEPs reject air quality postponements ACTION If you care about the serious health impact of air pollution, please email David Miliband on david.miliband@defra.gsi.gov.uk and Ken Livingstone on  mayor@london.gov.uk emphasising your local air pollution concerns and that you want World … Continue reading