Greens press EU for more car pollution curbs
The European parliament's Green faction is demanding that the European Commission redouble efforts to cut pollution from cars. In a letter to president Romano Prodi and environment commissioner Margot Wallström, the group says the EU must in particular strengthen particulate emission limits. It wants an 80% tightening from the current maximum, to 0.0025 grams per kilometre by 2010. Fifty models on the market would already comply, it claims. The group also demanded that the EU limit maximum fuel consumption to 3 litres per 100km by 2010. See press release and letter.