UK’S war on air pol­lu­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS | WORLD -

BRI­TAIN has pledged to fight air pol­lu­tion and in­tro­duce new leg­is­la­tion this year on air qual­ity to save lives and bil­lions for the econ­omy.

The gov­ern­ment said the United King­dom would be­come the first ma­jor econ­omy to adopt air qual­ity goals based on World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion rec­om­men­da­tions re­gard­ing peo­ple’s ex­po­sure to par­tic­u­late mat­ter.

Last year, the gov­ern­ment pub­lished plans to re­duce emis­sions from cars and planes. In ad­di­tion to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040.

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