Toxic air is killing thousands of us – Theresa May must act fast | Emma Howard

Toxic air is killing thousands of us – Theresa May must act fast | Emma Howard
Government plans to tackle air pollution are officially wholly inadequate. If industry were incentivised to help clean it up, we could all be winners

The verdict is in and the government is guilty. In a landmark ruling, the high court has ruled that the plans to cut fatal air pollution are not only inadequate, but also illegal. To anyone who has seen these plans, the verdict is not surprising.

“If there was a toxin in our water system that we knew was killing thousands of people every year, the government would be coordinating Cobra meetings every day,” Matthew Pennycook, the Labour MP for Greenwich and chair of parliament’s cross-party group on air pollution, said after this morning’s ruling. But when it comes to the fatal toxins in our air, the government has not been coordinating any emergency meetings. It has been moving at a snail’s pace.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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