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News on environmental zones and air pollution

Diesel traffic bans: a campaign issue?

Elections will be held next Sunday in the State of Hesse in Germany. Since Frankfurt was forced by the Administrative Court to introduce diesel driving bans, this subject has become a hot election campaign topic. But this solution, which should make it possible to reduce nitrogen oxide levels as quickly as possible, is unpopular among the population. The CDU Minister-President is now advocating a change in legislation, so that a "slight" exceeding of the authorised limits does not imply driving bans.