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Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France’s failure to tackle air pollution.

The protest coincided with a deadline for France to present a plan rectifying its shortcomings on air quality to the European Commission.

In a joint statement, environmental and anti-air pollution groups including France Nature Environment, ANV-COP 21, the Federation of Bicycle Users and Greenpeace, called for a clean air transport policy.

In February 2017, the European Union (EU) ordered five member countries including France, Britain and Germany to tighten controls on smog-causing car pollution or risk being sent to the top European court. Read More …

 

 

Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France’s failure to tackle air pollution. The protest coincided with a deadline for France to present a plan rectifying its shortcomings on air quality to the European Commission. In a joint statement, environmental and anti-air pollution groups including France Nature Environment, ANV-COP 21, the Federation of Bicycle Users and Greenpeace, called for a clean air transport policy. In February 2017, the European Union (EU) ordered five member countries including France, Britain and Germany to tighten controls on smog-causing car pollution or risk being sent to the top European court. Activists put masks on statues in Paris and other French cities on Saturday to highlight what they say is France’s failure to tackle air pollution. The protest coincided with a deadline for France to present a plan rectifying its shortcomings on air quality to the European Commission. In a joint statement, environmental and anti-air pollution groups including France Nature Environment, ANV-COP 21, the Federation of Bicycle Users and Greenpeace, called for a clean air transport policy. In February 2017, the European Union (EU) ordered five member countries including France, Britain and Germany to tighten controls on smog-causing car pollution or risk being sent to the top European court.