Government’s air pollution reduction plans are inadequate – only three days left to tell them so

The government have published their plans for reducing air pollution and they’re out for public consultation until this Friday, 6th November.

It’s high time the government got its act together and reduced air pollution, but its plans aren’t up to doing the job and the public consultation is a chance to tell them that they have to come up with a plan that will WORK.

If you haven’t already, please respond to the consultation and tell the government they need to come up with better plans, because they’re simply not going to work.

You can use this online form prepared by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT). If you agree with the points the CBT is making on their form, you can just add your name and email address, and click ‘submit’. Continue reading

Traffic air pollution is killing us!

An air quality monitoring contraption has popped up on Market Street outside the Hebden Bridge Coop.

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This is in one of Calderdale’s seven Air Quality Management Areas, where traffic- caused air pollution exceeds legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PMn).

Calderdale Council’s Director of Public Health says air pollution is responsible for approximately 180 deaths per year in Calderdale – second only to smoking as the leading cause of death in our area. Continue reading