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Air pollution: Green group takes Welsh Government to court

Air pollution: Green group takes Welsh Government to court
From BBC - December 4, 2017

A campaign group has secured a court date over what it called a failure by the Welsh Government to produce concrete plans to tackle air pollution.

ClientEarth's case will be heard at the High Court before 23 February 2018.

The group said it concerned "illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide, which in towns and cities comes mostly from diesel vehicles".

A spokeswoman said the Welsh Government "recognised more needs to be done to tackle air pollution".

Wales is home to one of the most polluted roads in the UK.

In 2015 and 2016, recorded levels of nitrogen dioxide on the A472 at Hafodyrynys in Caerphilly county borough were higher than anywhere else apart from central London, according to government figures.

ClientEarth CEO James Thornton said: "People in Wales are choking on toxic fumes on a daily basis.

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