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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London's fight for cleaner air

London's skyline Credit: PA

The Mayor’s team are proposing to introduce an ultra-low emission zone in the city centre, which it says has the potential to deliver dramaticbenefits in air quality. Boris Johnson also hopes it'll spur on mass take-up of zero and low emission vehicles.

But ClientEarth, the organisation which brought today's case, says current policies need to be made more ambitious.

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