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celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47374318

High-polluting buses, lorries and taxis could be fined for driving in Greater Manchester under new proposals.

The region's combined authority will vote on plans for a clean air zone that include fines of £100 per day for lorries from 2021.

Privately owned cars would not be affected, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) said.

Friends of the Earth said "all vehicle types" should be included and it is "dismayed" by the plans.

The scheme aims to bring air quality to within legal levels by reducing harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions.




GMCA said it will ask the government for £116m in loans and incentives to help businesses change to cleaner vehicles.
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Re: Greater Manchester plans to fine polluting vehicles
« Reply #1 on: 23:01:28, 26/02/19 »
Buses, taxis and lorries, with the cost passed on to the consumer, should do wonders to get people onto public transport, it'll soon include cars too, once this charge is introduced it will go up regularly, no doubt about it

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Re: Greater Manchester plans to fine polluting vehicles
« Reply #2 on: 06:58:04, 27/02/19 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47374318

High-polluting buses, lorries and taxis could be fined for driving in Greater Manchester under new proposals.

The region's combined authority will vote on plans for a clean air zone that include fines of £100 per day for lorries from 2021.

Privately owned cars would not be affected, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) said.

Friends of the Earth said "all vehicle types" should be included and it is "dismayed" by the plans.

The scheme aims to bring air quality to within legal levels by reducing harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions.




GMCA said it will ask the government for £116m in loans and incentives to help businesses change to cleaner vehicles.
“ friends of the earth “ ,enough said , they’d like to take us back a hundred years