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The Guardian view on air pollution proposals: too little, much too late | Editorial

If the UK government is serious about cutting noxious emissions, it needs to step on it. We should not have to wait 23 years to breathe easy

Only 20 years ago, it would have sounded like the stuff of fantasy: a clean, green image of the 21st century, with Britons gliding along in electrified, no doubt self-driving, cars. Even now, the pledge to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 has a bold, vaguely futuristic ring to it. That is its political genius. In fact, it reflects the current trajectory of the motor industry – while …read more

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