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Councils challenge findings of Defra’s air quality modelling

Andrew Forster
23 June 2017
Motoring and vehicle bodies have warned against demonising diesel, saying it still has a vital role to play in urban transport
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Local authorities are challenging the analysis underpinning the Government’s revised draft air quality plan, and questioning whether there is evidence to justify implementing charging Clean Air Zones.

The tensions are revealed in responses to the draft plan consultation, which closed last week. A number of councils have raised concerns about the modelling of nitrogen dioxide concentrations undertaken by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 

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