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Papers focus on the end of diesel as air quality strategy published

The publication of the Government’s long-delayed air quality strategy produced a raft of media opinion – almost all of which worked on the assumption that the diesel-fuelled car’s days are numbered.

RIk Thomas
12 May 2017
The Evening Standard suggested on 9 May that voters in Conservative constituencies were just as vulnerable to air pollution as anybody else
The Evening Standard suggested on 9 May that voters in Conservative constituencies were just as vulnerable to air pollution as anybody else

 

“Thanks to this Government’s intransigence about tackling air pollution, the battle to improve the quality of the air we breathe has played out not in the political arena but in the courts,” The Guardian said on 27 April, three days after the Government had attempted to delay publication of its air quality strategy, citing ‘purdah’ in advance of the upcoming General Election. “Time after time, the Government has found itself on the wrong side of the...

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