Hogan announces review of smoky coal ban13/04/2012 - 08:09:47
Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced a review and public consultation of the ‘smoky coal ban’ regulations.
The ban was introduced in Dublin in 1990 because of winter smog issues and is now in place in 20 cities and towns in Ireland.
Minister Hogan said research has indicated that the ban in Dublin resulted in over 350 fewer annual deaths.
He said the review will take place in order to modernise the main provisions of the ban to ensure its continued effectiveness.
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