Low-emissions zones urgently needed, say MPs
Zones banning the most polluting vehicles are urgently needed to improve air quality and the government should be doing far more to encourage this, according to a cross-party group of MPs.The Environmental Audit Committee today published the findings of its third investigation in the past five years into air quality. In the report, the committee criticises the government for its contin
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