Campaigners slam secrecy over plans to tackle filthy air

Proposals from a handful of national governments to stave off legal action over dangerous breaches of air pollution limits are inadequate

Proposals from a handful of national governments to stave off legal action over dangerous breaches of air pollution limits are inadequate, while four of nine countries facing referral to Europe's highest court have refused to reveal their plans, campaigners said on Wednesday.

Environment commissioner Karmenu Vella revealed on Monday plans to recommend referral to the EU Court of Justice for an unspecified number of the nine countries whose ministers were summoned to Brussels in January and given an ultimatum over persistent flouting of rules on NOx and PM pollution.

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