UK Air Quality Doesn't Meet EU Standards, High Court Says

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The U.K. Supreme Court said Wednesday that the country has failed to comply with European Union nitrogen dioxide limits, but delayed immediate action by referring the case to the EU Court of Justice for further review.

ClientEarth had accused the U.K. government of allowing limits in 40 of the U.K.'s 43 air quality zones to exceed the EU's Air Quality Directive in 2010, exposing populations to the harmful effects of the toxic pollutant, which is mainly created by road traffic and power plants, the Supreme Court...
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