A group of influential MPs has called for a significant increase in low emission zones across England’s major cities to tackle air pollution. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee this week called for dozens of towns and cities in England to become Clean Air Zones, broadly equivalent to London’s Low Emission Zone. The Select Committee believes the government needs to be bolder if it is to tackle England’s air pollution problem, which it is claimed kills up to 50,000 […]
The health benefits from London’s Low Emission Zone have failed to materialise because levels of harmful particles have not changed, an influential group of MPs has been told.
London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson.