Air quality plan ‘unfit for 21st century’

DEFRA’s latest proposals to cut nitrogen dioxide pollution have been met with largely negative responses from environment professional bodies

DEFRA would place responsibility on councils for managing air quality but without sufficient powers or funding, say consultess. Photograph: irstone/123RFThe government’s third series of proposals to meet legal standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution have been met with disdain by bodies representing environmental professionals and stakeholder groups.

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