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.
Highways England has remained tight lipped amid rumours that it plans to introduce a 60mph speed limit on the M1.
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.