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UK will not appeal court ruling on air pollution plan: PM May's spokesman
May 2, 2017 / 10:45 AM / 7 months ago

UK will not appeal court ruling on air pollution plan: PM May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will not appeal a court ruling on its plans to tackle air pollution and will meet a deadline for May 9 to detail its efforts to improve air quality, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Tuesday.

Smog is seen over the city of London, Britain, January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The government had sought to extend an April 24 deadline to submit its plan to improve air quality and comply with EU nitrogen dioxide limits, but a court ordered a draft plan to be submitted by May 9 and a full report by July 31. [nL8N1HZ9IB]

“We have looked at the judgment from last week and we will not be appealing,” the spokesman told reporters.

“The court deadline was I believe the 9th of May and we will be meeting that deadline.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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