Theresa May's half-baked air pollution plan puts poll ratings before people's health

Last edited 5 May 2017 at 1:35pm
5 May, 2017

Commenting on the UK government plan to tackle air pollution, published for consultation today, Greenpeace UK's chief scientist Dr Doug Parr said:

"We have heard a lot about 'strong and stable leadership' from Theresa May, but there's none of it in a half-baked plan that puts poll ratings before people's health. This hodge-podge of vague proposals offers little help and no justice to drivers duped by car companies and people breathing toxic air pollution. The only real winners are the car makers who despite misleading customers about their cars' real emissions and causing this mess in the first place are getting off scot-free.

The transport minister and the 20,000 people who demanded better

Posted by sara_a — 13 May 2013 at 6:41pm - Comments
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Com'on, Norman. Don't block the changes we urgently need.

When the alarm rang at 4.45am this morning, I was already awake. Nobody overslept or moaned about feeling tired. And after a quick pre-action breakfast we piled into the minibus, loaded with climbing equipment, a huge banner and our petition printed with the names of 20,000 UK campaign supporters. We were on route to Lewes, the constituency of UK Transport Minister, Norman Baker, who this Wednesday will represent the UK in a make-or-break moment for the future of pollution from cars.

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