Clean Air Strategy: What does the final plan mean for industry?

Some imaginative but potentially impractical policy ideas have been dropped from DEFRA’s finalised Clean Air Strategy, finds Gareth Simkins

Vehicle refinishing, rendering and dry cleaning are all regulated by local councils in England and Wales. Photograph: Dmitry Kalinovsky/123RF
The vehicle refinishing sector could be lined up for more stringent regulation

DEFRA has rowed back from some of its earlier suggestions for reforming the regulation of industrial emissions, although some important changes are still set to go ahead.

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