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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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Mayor publishes health study revealing deaths attributable to NO2

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) estimates 5,061 deaths attributable to dangerous airborne particles (PM2.5) in London in 2020 and 5,159 in 2025.  These compare with the Mayor’s estimate of 4,267 for PM2.5 in 2008.  CAL estimates 2,684 deaths attributable to … Continue reading

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Massive win for ClientEarth on all counts in landmark air pollution case

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Court of Justice of the European Union Judgement in Case C-404/13 ‘The Queen, on the application of ClientEarth v The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ UK Supreme Court must require Defra, in this case, to … Continue reading

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Environmental Audit Committee may have been misled by Mayor

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Environmental Audit Committee may have been misled by the Mayor of London’s evidence about nitrogen dioxide (NO2)levels in London relative to other cities Mayor has unfairly criticised King’s College London scientists for their reported comments Separately, a new survey for … Continue reading

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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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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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It’s official: Outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer

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World Health Organisation classifies outdoor air pollution and particulate matter as carcinogenic to humans The specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic … Continue reading

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Government treats limit values with contempt by M4 bus lane

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‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) lodges formal three-part complaint with the European Commission ‘Part one’ of the Complaint is that the Secretary of State for Transport proceeded with the permanent removal of the M4 bus lane despite it causing aggravated, … Continue reading

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Government admits widespread breaches of air pollution laws

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34 of 43 UK zones breached the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) annual limit value in 2012 Cardiff has joined Leicester, North Wales, Nottingham and Portsmouth in breaching the terms of their time extensions.  Bournemouth and Coventry failed to meet the pre-condition for … Continue reading

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Carcinogenic diesel exhaust disclosed for every significant road in London

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Clean Air in London used powerful European access to environmental information laws to obtain 1.5 million pieces of data from the Mayor of London.  Thousands of pages published Top three worst roads in 2012 were A406 (North Circular), A282 (Dartford … Continue reading

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Highest NO2 of any capital city in Europe again

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Boris Johnson must act in ‘Green Week’ in  the ‘Year of Air’ after failing miserably to reduce air pollution London again has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, of any capital city in Europe according to … Continue reading

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M4 bus lane removal in disarray after another flawed consultation

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TAG Unit 3.3.3c The Air Quality Sub-Objective Consultation makes mistakes of both fact and law, that are so basic that, in our view, the Consultation, in order to be meaningful, should be undertaken again ‘Clean Air in London’ (CAL) lodges formal … Continue reading

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Landmark legal victory for ClientEarth

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Supreme Court declares UK in breach of nitrogen dioxide legal limits and refers case to the Court of Justice of the European Union Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, said: “Congratulations to ClientEarth on its landmark … Continue reading

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‘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

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Mayor’s plans for tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich peninsula are unlawful

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Objection to the option of a new road tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich peninsula Mayor should be prioritising measures to reduce air pollution, not increase it. In any event, breaches of air pollution laws must be mitigated in full and … Continue reading