High Court victory for air pollution campaigners in legal battle with Government

first_imgCampaigners have won the latest legal battle against the Government in a long-running action over harmful air pollution levels.A judge at the High Court in London ruled in favour of environmental lawyers ClientEarth in their “clean air” judicial review action.The law group went to court over the Government’s “continuing failure to tackle the national air pollution crisis”.The latest proceedings in the case followed a ruling won by ClientEarth at the UK’s highest court in April 2015.Supreme Court justices declared then that “immediate” action was needed to address the issue, and set a deadline for the Government to produce new plans to comply with European Union (EU) law on limits for nitrogen dioxide in the air.But, ClientEarth said the Air Quality Plan (AQP) which was subsequently produced is “flawed”, “woefully inadequate” – and needs to be “drastically” improved.On Wednesday the judge announced to a packed court that the judicial review application was being “allowed”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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