ClientEarth Statement on Fiscal Policies And Air Pollution

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Commenting on Policy Exchange’s call to raise road tax on new diesel cars to improve air quality, ClientEarth lawyer, Alan Andrews said: “We welcome this recommendation from Policy Exchange. With tens of thousands of early deaths a year in the UK caused by air pollution, reducing traffic pollution – especially from diesel vehicles – must be a priority.

“This recommendation should go hand in hand with a national network of clean air zones that keeps the dirtiest diesel out of our polluted town and city centres unless car manufacturers can guarantee they meet the strictest emissions standards on the road.”