Scottish air pollution proposals are ‘toothless’, say NGOs

Scotland is consulting on its air pollution strategy but without financial backing campaigners say the proposed Low Emission Strategy will be “toothless”

Figure: Scottish sites breaking EU NO2 limits in 2014The Scottish government is consulting on their proposed Low Emission Strategy (LES) – broadly aiming to better address air quality in Scotland – but campaigners say it lacks money and target dates.

The LES proposes to bring together various activities and policies revolving around air quality by the Scottish government, Transport Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Health Protection Scotland.

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