BBC News: Wales Clean Air Plan proposed tougher limits

Tougher limits on levels of air pollution are proposed to tackle a problem thought to contribute to as many as 1,400 deaths a year in Wales.

It is one of a range of actions set out in the Clean Air Plan, including that buses and taxis should be electric or hydrogen powered by 2028.

Environment Minister Lesley Griffiths said “very radical” change was needed.

Clean air campaigners welcomed the announcement but called for swift implementation of the plan’s proposals.

“This is a first step, we need to focus on delivery and urgent action now,” said Haf Elgar, director of Friends of the Earth Cymru, adding that levels of air pollution in Wales were a “disgrace”…read more