A new government air pollution plan has revealed air pollution in eight local authorities is at dangerous levels. The new plan, which outlines how the government will address illegal levels of air pollution in 33 local authority areas in England, revealed that eight of them have far worse levels of illegal air pollution than government figures previously suggested. The local authorities are Portsmouth City Council, Liverpool City Council, Leicester City Council, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Bolsover District Council, Broxbourne Borough Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. ClientEarth, which brought the successful legal case against the government which forced them to produce the plan, said the revelation showed how the government’s policy of ‘passing the buck’ to local authorities had failed. ‘Today’s pitiful plan shows that the government’s strategy to tackle air pollution by passing the buck to local authorities is in tatters,’ said ClientEarth clean air lawyer … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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