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European Parliament postpones air pollution standards for trains and diggers

Makers of heavy-duty construction equipment, diesel locomotives and other non-road mobile machinery should be granted an extra three years to
comply with pollution standards agreed in 2004, according to the European Parliament’s environment committee.  Sustainable transport campaign group Transport
& Environment says the move undermines the credibility of European air quality laws.  

Published on March 16, 2011 - 13:06

Paris to trial first city centre car ban

Paris is set to become Europe’s first city to test a complete ban on high-consumption vehicles entering the city centre. The test continues a trend aimed at improving urban air quality by limiting vehicle’s access to urban centres, but the EU’s environment commissioner insists there will be no review of the national pollutant emissions ‘ceilings’ until 2013 at the earliest.

Published on February 11, 2011 - 16:05