‘Brilliant’ Client Earth victory on air pollution

The Green Baroness welcomed Client Earth’s latest legal victory over the government regarding its inadequate plans to protect human health by reducing air pollution. Jenny Jones said:

“This government is failing to protect the health of people living in the UK and ClientEarth are doing a huge public service by getting them to take more action and to take it sooner. Sadly, the same could have been said of every government over the last 16 years, whether it was Labour, Conservative or Coalition. All of them ignored the one proven way of reducing pollution, which is to get people out of their cars and thus reduce the number of vehicles on the roads. A switch away from diesel is urgently needed, but we also have to invest in public transport, walking and cycling.”

Jenny Jones with campaigner’s celebrating the opening of the congestion charge zone in 2003 dsc01046