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Clearing the air

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Clearing the air

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THE DAYS OF VEHICLES disgorging noxious fumes into the atmosphere could be numbered.

The island’s Minister of the Environment has revealed that legislation is on the way to deal with motorists whose vehicles spew carbon monoxide into the air.

Dr Denis Lowe spoke to the issue yesterday after attending the launch of the St Bartholomew Primary School’s recycling programme and centre.

Admitting that the “journey of legislation is quite long”, Lowe, who also has responsibility for Drainage, said he had spoken to his counterpart in the Ministry of Transport with a view to getting emission testing of vehicles on the cards as a first step before the enactment of the legislation.

He noted the environment ministry received a number of letters of complaints about vehicles which “black-smoked”.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.