The Times launches Clean Air campaign

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The Times has announced that it is launching a Clean Air Campaign. As part of the campaign the newspaper has published a number of articles and opinion pieces on the topic of air pollution as well as “manifesto for change”. The paper has also carried out an investigation air pollution on streets, which found that “Millions of children attend schools in Britain with dangerous levels of air pollution”, noting that “every school in London is over the WHO limit. Some 234 schools in Birmingham exceed it, as well as more than 100 in large cities such as Leicester and Nottingham.”  

The demands of the manifesto are as follows:

  • A new Clean Air Act to confer a legal right to unpolluted air for everyone in the UK
  • Ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars from 2030 and reverse cut to green car grants
  • Temporary traffic bans outside schools at drop-off and pick-up times
  • The extension of pre-2016 diesel and pre-2006 petrol pay zones to other cities
  • Pollution monitors in every postcode

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