National governments want to allow cars to emit more than twice the EU limit (Photo: Valentina Pop)

Environment MEPs reject lax diesel car limits

Members of the European Parliament's environment committee rejected on Monday evening (14 December) a decision by national governments to allow diesel car manufacturers to exceed emission limits.

They said an October decision by EU member states “would result in a de facto blanket derogation from applicable emissions limits."

The decree which MEPs opposed would set up a new testing procedure for new car models, which would ch...

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