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EU Commission proposes tougher pollution rules


BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm is seeking to toughen up pollution restrictions to ensure that harmful pollutants are eliminated by 2050 to potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Commission’s proposals center on air, waste and water pollution, and need the backing of the EU parliament and member states before they can be made mandatory. That is likely to take many months. Air pollution is the biggest threat to the bloc’s 450 million citizens. The proposals include doubling the limits on permissible fine air particles by 2030.

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