Ireland should take the lead on EU air quality, says Environmental Pillar

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10 April 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 Irish environmental organisations, is calling on Minister Hogan to show leadership in improving air quality across the EU during the Irish presidency period.

This call comes in the lead-up to an Informal Council of EU Environment Ministers in Dublin on Monday 22 April, when Minister Hogan and his European counterparts will discuss EU policy on air quality.

‘There’s no doubt whatsoever that poor air quality damages our health and our economy. We’ve waited too long for strong action on air standards,’ said Michael Ewing, spokesperson for the Environmental Pillar.

Read more of this press release from the Environmental Pillar

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