Green Party responds to London hitting annual air pollution limit

30 January 2018

The Green Party has called on the Government to take bold action on air pollution after news Brixton Road in London reached the limit for the whole of 2018 [1].

Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said:

“The fact we’re not even out of January and London’s filthy air has already hit the yearly pollution limit is damning. The Government’s failure to tackle this public health emergency is just one of the cracks in its new green veneer.

“We all have the right to trust the air we breathe yet air pollution is cutting lives short and triggering asthma in our children.

“If the Government is serious about tackling this crisis it must bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel cars, introduce a targeted scrappage scheme, invest in public transport and expand clean air zones across the country.”

Notes:

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/30/london-reaches-legal-air-pollution-limit-just-one-month-into-the-new-year






Back to main news page