Pauline McNeill MSP

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"Environmentalists have hit out at Scottish ministers for inaction on tackling dangerous levels of air pollution. They says the Scottish Government’s contribution to the new draft Air Quality Plan for the UK is “lacking in urgency and uninspired”. The new plan was ordered by the High Court after a previous incarnation was ruled unlawful for aiming too low. But activists from Friends of the Earth Scotland say the Scottish Government has put nothing new on the table except a commitment to set up one low-emission zone. “Our towns and cities continue to be plagued with invisible killer air pollution, but the Scottish Government’s input into a new plan for action has been lacking in urgency and uninspired,” said air pollution campaigner Emilia Hanna." Public health should be an absolute priority for any government, it's clear that more needs to be done on this issue. Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/ministers-under-fire-over-failure-to-tackle-air-pollution-1-4476176

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