Edinburgh progressive alliance backs action to reduce toxic air pollution
New Tory councillors oppose clean air action in first Edinburgh council policy vote
NEW COUNCILLORS in Scotland’s capital hit the ground running after overwhelmingly passing a motion to seek a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to reduce city pollution levels.
The urgent motion, brought forward for the first post-election full meeting of the council today (Thursday 18 May) by Scottish Green Chas Booth, sought a cross-party coalition to move forward with plans for Scotland’s first LEZ.
Scotland's 'car-sick' society means 2,000 early deaths from pollution
Campaigners condemn 'irresponsible' Scottish Government budget as investigation shows air pollution is 'silent killer'
AT LEAST 2,000 early deaths in Scotland are caused by air pollution in Scotland every year according to a BBC Scotland documentary.
The BBC Scotland investigation 'Car Sick' revealed that high levels of traffic-related air pollution are causing a public health crisis in Scotland