Archived press release
Diesel cars face London pollution charge
Reacting to news today that drivers of diesel cars could be charged around £11.50 to enter central London in a move to cut air pollution, Friends of the Earth’s London Campaigner Jenny Bates said:
“Thousands of people die prematurely every year because of London’s dirty air – tough action is urgently needed to end this scandal.
“Diesel vehicles are one of the biggest culprits, so while new measures aimed at reducing their harmful impact are welcome, they must be strengthened and introduced sooner.
“Much more is needed to tackle air pollution, such as making public transport cheaper and cycling safer, and pulling the plug on plans to build new roads.”