ClientEarth reopens challenge to government’s air quality plan

The government’s third attempt at producing an air quality plan has failed to address the issues which doomed the two previous plans, claims ClientEarth

Councils will be left in limbo while the courts once again rule on roadside emissions. Photograph: Dmitry Kalinovsky/123RFEnvironmental lawyers ClientEarth are threatening to take the government to court once again over its alleged failure to tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions.

It fired off a letter under the judicial review pre-action protocol on 9 October, informing the government of its intention to pursue a judicial review of the government’s failure to comply with NO2 limits and prepare a legally-compliant air quality plan (AQP).

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