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Paris drives old cars off its streets

 Reuters 08 July 2019

In its war on air pollution, Paris has banned old, exhaust-belching cars registered before 1997 from its streets. Environmentalists have welcomed the ban, saying that air pollution kills 48,000 people each year in France. But the critics say the ban will hurt poor people most – and some say it represents a threat to their businesses. (331 Words) - By Brian Love and Lucien Libert

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A man holds a leaflet as French police speaks to a driver with a car older than 20 years to explain a new law to fight air pollution at the Place de la Nation square in Paris. Credit: Jacky Naegelen

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