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Pollution in London ruled illegal

The Supreme Court has declared that the Government is failing in its legal duty to protect people in the capital from the harmful effects of air pollution.

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Government breaches air quality directive

ClientEarth is an environmental lawyers organisation that brought the case to the Supreme Court. It comes after the Court of Appeal declined an application for judicial review of the Government's plans to improve air quality.

Today Lord Carnwath JSC backed ClientEarth's case, ruling the Government is breaching article 13 of the EU Air Quality Directive.

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