In brief: EU carpets UK over air quality, landmark tax for Wales

Also in the news, EU loses patience with UK over air quality, EfW plant finally gets go-ahead, landfill among new taxes for Wales, arsenic on the move and SMRs to fill the gap…

Environment minister Therese Coffey. Photograph: Official portrait
Environment minister Thérèse Coffey. Photograph: Official portrait

EU loses patience over air quality infringements

The EU’s environment commissioner Karmenu Vella has described government undertakings to address persistent failures to meet EU air quality standards as insubstantial, after an emergency meeting with ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, ENDS Europe reports.

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