March 1st, 2016
Episode 860 of 1409 episodes
The UK government has been warned to drastically reduce air pollution or face renewed legal action. In April the Supreme Court ruled an immediate plan was needed after the UK breached EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The government said it was committed to cleaning the air and had delivered its plans accordingly. But environmental law firm ClientEarth, which took the original case, said the plans still do not protect health. In a two-part podcast, we spoke to chief executive of Client Earth, James Thornton, environment reporter for BBC Look East, Richard Daniel and chair of the Air Quality Expert Group, Paul Monks.