State cites VW scandal in bid to reduce toxic gas targets

The state has been taken to court by the European Commission for missing its Nox targets for five years in a row

10th September, 2017

The government is using the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ scandal to try to cut its legally binding targets for reducing toxic gases.

Under EU law, the state has committed to steep reductions in the emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides (Nox) from diesel cars.

But it has been taken to court by the European Commission for missing its Nox targets for five years in a row.

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