Dutch activists sue government over air pollution

The Milieudefensie group alleges that in tests carried out at 58 sites across the country last year, levels of nitrogen dioxide exceeded European norms in 11 placesDutch environmentalists said Tuesday they are suing the government over poor air quality, saying people’s “fundamental” rights to good health were being infringed. Climate experts hailed the June 2015 ruling as “a milestone” in a case brought by 900 Dutch citizens seeking to force a national reduction of the emissions blamed for global warming.

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