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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Clean Air in London’ calls for Paralympics marathon to be delayed

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6 September 2012  ‘Clean Air in London’ calls for organisers to consider delaying the Paralympics marathon events until Monday or bringing them forward to Saturday to avoid smog On Thursday 6 September, the Met Office published its five day weather … Continue reading

Government ‘Pollution Episode Warning’ on eve of Olympics Opening Ceremony

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Government issues ‘Pollution Episode Warning’ as ozone in North Kensington, London, breaches ‘Public information threshold’ under UK and European law Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, and the general public may wish to check health … Continue reading

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

‘Clean Air in London’ calls for full mitigation for the ORN/PRN

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‘Clean Air in London’ calls for full mitigation as it tells TfL and DfT their plans for the ORN/PRN and removing the M4 bus lane are unlawful Dear Transport for London, Thank you for your letter of 2 May relating … Continue reading

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

Guide to sources: London has the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide of any capital city in Europe

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Clean Air in London’s (CAL’s) analysis of the latest data confirms that London had the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a toxic gas, of any capital city in Europe in 2010.  Concentrations of dangerous airborne particles (PM10) are much … Continue reading

Public health fraud

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Using pollution suppressants in front of the official air quality monitors most-used to warn the public of smog episodes and report legal breaches is public health fraud on an industrial scale Clean Air in London (CAL) estimates, for example, that … Continue reading