Demanding action on local pollution and the environment
The Liberal Democrat Team with Neil Christian have been at the forefront of the campaign to highlight the pollution on the A6 through Disley and Newtown. We have drawn attention to the high levels of nitrogen oxides, exceeding legal limits at monitoring stations and near the village centre. As we predicted the number of Diesel heavy lorries using the A6 significantly increased since the A555 Airport link road opened. Local resident’s complaints have fallen on deaf ears. Neil said “its time we had an MP that was willing to do something about the pollution and congestion, this situation cannot continue as it has”.
Air pollution is a killer. It contributes to 40,000 premature deaths a year and costs the NHS £15 billion. That’s why the Liberal Democrats will pass a Clean Air Act, based on World Health Organisation guidelines, enforced by a new Air Quality Agency, enshrining the legal right to unpolluted air wherever people live.
Neil said “We have championed reducing carbon emissions in government, cutting dependence on fossil fuel is a priority. In Government we will pass a Zero Carbon Britain Act to set new legally binding targets to reduce net UK greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and work within the EU to set binding targets for a net-zero emissions”.