Concerns over battle against air pollution losing traction

Financial Tribune – The new Iranian Parliament seemingly has no interest in working on government bills for controlling air pollution, an environmental expert says.

Speaking with IRNA, Rouhollah Baqeri added that the government has been pushing several bills expected to help curb air pollution, especially in Tehran.

“However, since the Majlis has officially opened in late May, parliament members have been focused on questioning ministers over their conduct in the past seven years instead of doing anything meaningful,” he said.

“The presence of the 35-article Clean Air Act, drawn up by the Department of Environment and passed by the parliament in July 2017, and a bunch of other bills can be a benchmark for testing the MPs’ attitude toward environmental issues.”