Clean up London’s bad air—or cough up �300m, Boris is told
BORIS Johnson is being urged to clean up London’s air to avoid coughing up’ �300 million for an EU fine. The London Assembly has “deep concern” that this was the only area in the country still exceeding European limits on pollution
BORIS Johnson is being urged to clean up London’s air to avoid coughing up’ �300 million for an EU fine.
The London Assembly this week had “deep concern” that this was the only area in the country still exceeding European limits on air pollution.
It called on the Mayor to revise his Air Quality strategy to make sure the next draft contains measures to meet limits by the end of the year.
Assembly member Mike Tuffrey said: “The Mayor’s strategy took 18 months to be drafted and will take two-and-a-half years to be adopted. That’s just not quick enough.”
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A “far more ambitious plan” was needed to tackle high levels of PM10 in the air.
Assembly member Murad Qureshi said: “Reducing air pollution is not just an abstract environmental consideration. It’s about addressing lower life expectancy issues in areas that suffer from poor air quality in particular.”
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He was anxious to avoid a potential EU fine’ of �300m.
The debate on Wednesday can be seen on the London Assembly’s webcast.