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EDITOR’S COMMENT: WHY IS THE UK GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING A COAL AND WET WOOD RESTRICTION? THE UK ARE NOT THE BIG GLOBAL POLLUTERS!

New laws could see burning traditional house coal banned entirely in Wales within two years.

The Welsh Government also wants the sale of wet wood for home fires to be heavily restricted in a bid to tackle air pollution.

The proposals are part of a consultation published alongside plans for a new clean air law for Wales.

Only the most efficient and least polluting wood burning stoves could soon be available to buy and install.

Similar measures have already been set out in England.

Under the proposed Clean Air Bill in Wales, new air quality targets would be set by ministers and a requirement for a review of plans to tackle air pollution every five years.

However, there is no time to pass it into law until after the Senedd elections due to be held in May, and it would be 2023 before any coal ban measures were introduced.

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