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April , 2017
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Government bid to delay air pollution plan fails

Source: BBC, Date: April , 2017

Source: BBC, April, 2017 :-Courts had given the government until Monday 24 April to set out draft guidelines to tackle illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. But late last week, ministers lodged an application to delay their release until after the general election. They argued that publication would fall foul of election "purdah" rules. These limit government announcements with political implications during the election period.

But on Thursday, the High Court ordered the draft plans to be published on 9 May, five days after the local elections, but long before the general election on 8 June. The date for publication of the final document remains unchanged on 31 July.

 Read More:http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39737981

 

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