UK car industry must pay up for toxic air 'catastrophe', super-inquiry finds
Unprecedented joint inquiry by four committees of MPs demands polluters pay for air pollution causing ‘national health emergency’
The car industry must pay millions of pounds towards solving the UK’s toxic air crisis under the “polluter pays” principle, according to an unprecedented joint inquiry by four committees of MPs.
The MPs call the poisonous air that causes 40,000 early deaths a year a “national health emergency” and are scathing about the government’s clean air plans. These judged illegal three times in the high court, with the latest plan condemned as “woefully inadequate” by city leaders and “inexcusable” by doctors.
Source: Guardian Transport