DEFRA plans to slash local air quality reporting

Councils will only have to formally report on local air pollution once a year under controversial plans by DEFRA and on a smaller number of pollutants

There is a network of local air pollution monitoring stations throughout the UK (credit: shirokazan CC BY 2.0)There may be a significant reduction in local air quality monitoring and reporting in England under plans published by DEFRA just before Christmas.

A consultation, published on 19 December, is the second of three on reforming the local air quality management regime (LAQM).

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