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Act now to clean up Cardiff’s Air Pollution

The Welsh Government is asking for your views on what should be done to tackle air and noise pollution. Click here to give your views. The consultation ends on Tuesday 6th December.

Cardiff has dangerous levels of nitrous dioxide (NO2) and particulates (PM2.5  and PM10). About 1,300 people in Wales die from air pollution every year. The financial cost is about £20 billion a year. Particulate emissions from diesel engines are a big problem in Cardiff. The area near the city centre and the narrow bit of Newport Road up to the CRI are the most polluted. 

I have spoken in the Senedd  against abolishing Severn Bridge Tolls until we understand how much that would increase traffic levels and what we would need to do about it. (see here for the video)

In the High Court on November 2nd the Government was told to clean up its act. Mr Justice Garnham dismissed argument of the UK Government (acting on behalf of the Welsh Government) that imposing charges on vehicles with diesel engines was unpopular. He has given them until April next year to come up with better plans for tackling illegal levels of air pollution in areas including Cardiff.

So have your say by contributing to the consultation.


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Jenny Rathbone | Assembly Member for Cardiff Central

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