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Air pollution revealed at Mayor’s 187 Air Quality Focus Areas for first time

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Information obtained using powerful European access to environmental information laws despite obstruction by Defra.  Mayor continues to hide more precise information by making it inaccessible to anyone without access to complex and expensive computer software Every London borough is listed … 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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Mayor of London urged to warn all those affected by smog

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Government website is predicting ‘Moderate’ air pollution in London for the next three days.  airTEXT is forecasting ‘Moderate’ 6/10 ozone levels at the Olympic Park on Wednesday   Government website says ‘the main pollutant of concern is ozone’ and ‘the situation … Continue reading

Government caves in and releases ministerial briefing papers hours before London elections

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Government caves in and releases ministerial briefing papers hours before London elections It has taken over three years for Simon Birkett (Founder and Director of Clean Air in London), backed by Friends of the Earth’s Rights and Justice Centre and … Continue reading

EIR request shows Mayor Johnson failing to warn Londoners and may be seeking to mislead us

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Environmental information request shows Mayor Johnson is failing to warn Londoners and may be actively seeking to mislead us about the biggest public health crisis since the Great Smog of 1952.  4,000 early deaths in 1952 changed the world but … Continue reading

Government keeps new ‘right’ under FOI/EIR laws

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Court of Appeal decision: Government keeps new right to ‘rely as of right’ upon a different exception or exceptions in proceedings before the Information Commissioner and/or the First-tier Tribunal for refusing to disclose environmental information ‘Clean Air in London’ considers … Continue reading

‘Clean Air in London’ has found 1,148 schools in London within 150 metres of busiest roads

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Long-term exposure to air pollution may have contributed to all 15,800 deaths due to cardiovascular causes in London in 2009 (i.e. one in three of all deaths) at an average additional loss of life for each of these adults of … Continue reading

Government obtains the right to add or substitute exceptions to avoid disclosing information

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Government obtains the right to add or substitute exceptions to avoid disclosing information Information may relate to European Commission’s imminent infraction decision on PM10 The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) has made a landmark decision on an access to information … Continue reading

Government attempts to keep London air pollution information secret

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Friends of the Earth/Clean Air in London press release Government attempts to keep London air pollution information secret A freedom of information tribunal is being urged by environmental campaigners to reject Government attempts to keep secret sections of ministerial briefing … Continue reading

‘Clean Air in London’ fighting Government appeal against Order to release details including Ministerial briefings

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‘Clean Air in London’ is joining Information Commissioner’s Office at Information Tribunal on 11 and 12 May to fight Government appeal against Order to release details including Ministerial briefings relating to its January 2009 meeting with Mayor Johnson ‘Clean Air … Continue reading

EIR request for information about any meeting between Lord Hunt and Mayor Johnson

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Clive Porro Head of Defra’s Information Rights Team Area 1E 3-8 Whitehall Place London SW1A 2HH By registered post and email to clive.porro@defra.gsi.gov.uk Your ref: RFI 0000 2490 1 May 2009 Dear Mr Porro, EIR Request for information about any … Continue reading