UK Government taken back to court over air pollution


Source: Energy Live News

A new legal challenge has been launched against the UK Government over its “repeated failure” to tackle air pollution.

ClientEarth said it has lodged papers at the High Court in London and is seeking judicial review.

It follows a win against Environment Secretary Liz Truss at the Supreme Court in April last year.

The ruling ordered the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to come up with new air quality plans to bring pollution down to legal levels by the end of December 2015.

It followed the European Court of Justice ruling against the government for breaching EU limits and ordering it to take urgent action.

However the environmental law firm believes the government is still in breach of the order and its plan “wouldn’t bring the UK within legal air pollution limits until 2025”.

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