ClientEarth (No.2) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Environment – Protection. The Administrative Court allowed the claimant's application challenging the lawfulness of the United Kingdom Government's 2015 Air Quality Plan (AQP), published by the defendant Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which addressed the need to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions in the UK. Accordingly, a declaration would be made that the 2015 AQP failed to comply with art 23(1) of European Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 2008/50 and reg 26(2) of the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010/1001, and an order quashing the 2015 AQP.

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