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Supreme Court tells UK government to cut nitrogen dioxide levels

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 30 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2329
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

The United Kingdom’s highest court has ordered the government to draw up a plan within months to cut the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere to protect public health.

The Supreme Court unanimously ordered the next UK government—which will be formed after the 7 May election—to deliver an air quality action plan, with a timetable, to the European Commission by 31 December 2015. …

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