Exhausted

“ClientEarth is now examining the latest [UK government air pollution] plan and could go back to court again if it decides the measures will not reduce illegal levels of air pollution in the ‘shortest possible time’, as the law demands.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/05/air-pollution-plan-sacrificing-the-nations-health-to-save-an-election-campaign

The UK government, in a flush of swollen electoral sovereignty, may feel justified in treating citizens as collateral damage as those with weak lungs are unlikely to be Conservative voters.

“The plan requires local authorities to exhaust all other options before introducing CAZ [clean air zones] charging for diesel vehicles, as will happen in London, such as removing speed bumps and retrofitting buses.”

It is hoped that the exhaust from these other options will obscure the diesel miasma.

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Not Slick

“The UK government’s representative for maritime and salvage, said up to 52 tonnes, more than 50,000 litres, of [diesel] oil could have leaked from the [oil rig’s] two breached tanks, which salvage teams discovered on Wednesday. …
‘There is no oil at the moment on the sea surface. The fact that the tanks have been breached, that oil has long gone now, most of it will have evaporated on the Monday morning.'” (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/11/thousands-litres-diesel-spilled-grounded-rig-transocean-winner)

Evaporated? No problem, then; like petrol stations are allowed to vent fumes to atmosphere without limit. Good old ‘bury it, wash it downstream, vent it’ thinking.