Diesel and petrol auto banning: Clean air strategy ‘not enough’ – BBC News

4 months, 5 days ago

The government’s 3bn clean air strategy does not run “far enough or fast enough”, campaigners have said.

Moves including scrapping new diesel and petrol autoes from 2040 and 255 m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have been welcomed.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was determined to deliver a “green revolution”.

But environmental groups criticised the decision not to include a scrappage scheme or immediate clean air zones.

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