London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking new powers to ban wood burning in the most polluted areas of the capital. The mayor has written to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove asking for greater powers to tackle air pollution not caused by traffic. Mr Khan wants to introduce a network of “zero-emission zones” where the burning of wood or coal is completely prohibited. He also wants tougher controls on the sale of wood-burning stoves. Under the mayor’s proposals only low-emission versions of wood-burning stoves would be allowed to remain on the market. There are currently 187 areas of London where pollution regularly exceeds European limits.
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