Local emissions plans heavily criticised by RHA

At the Microlise Transport Conference held in Coventry on 19th May 2018; Richard Burnett, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) gave Government guidance to local authorities a scathing review.

During his conference speech, Mr Burnett drew attention to three consecutive court cases on air quality involving the non-profit environmental law organisation ClientEarth. Stating that the end result of the third case; that government must instruct local authorities to take action on air quality in 33 towns & cities, had lead to a situation where…

The need to be seen to be doing something had far outstripped any rational approach to the problem…

The RHA have outlined their concerns regarding these outlines; and have asked local authorities to either delay clean air zones (CAZ) until vehicles are 12-years old, or to set a cap on the charges for Euro 5 trucks at £10 per day until 2024.

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