UK government forced to redraw air pollution plans again

The UK government’s environment department will have to revisit its air quality plans again after they were ruled illegal in a judicial review

The UK government’s environment department (DEFRA) will have to revisit its air quality plans again after they were ruled illegal in a judicial review.

DEFRA lost the latest case brought against it by legal campaign group ClientEarth at the UK’s High Court on 2 November.

In his decision, delivered just two weeks after the court hearing in London, Justice Garnham ruled that the department must develop another plan to meet EU limits “as quickly as possible” and take steps that mean meeting them is “not just possible, but likely”.

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