Low emission zones

Poll shows air quality a ‘major concern’ among voters


Our Researcher, Eamonn Ives, has been quoted in an article by Air Quality News.

Commenting on Bright Blue's recent polling on public attitudes towards air pollution, Eamonn said that the Government "should be helping to establish a larger network of low emission zones across England" to control dangerous levels of air pollution. 

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Clean up our act and drive dirty cars off the road

Bright Blue researcher, Sam Hall, has written an opinion piece for the Yorkshire Post about our air pollution campaign. He calls on the Government to expand their air quality current plans for Yorkshire, which would only see Leeds receive a low emission zone.

Here's an excerpt:

The Yorkshire countryside is renowned for its healthy, invigorating and restorative air. The gulf between this and what is experienced in Yorkshire’s major cities is too great.

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Liberal Tories support Sadiq Khan on air pollution

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The Guardian published a letter from Bright Blue researcher, Sam Hall, in support of Sadiq Khan's new T-charge on old diesels in London. In the letter, he calls English city councils to be given similar powers to tackle air pollution locally.

Here's an excerpt:

Sixty years after the Clean Air Act 1956 was signed into law, the government must urgently address today’s challenge from polluting cars.

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