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Environmental group supports 'no-idling'

IOMFOE backs move to limit engine pollution

Isle of Man Friends of the Earth is supporting plans to limit pollution caused by idling engines.

It follows news that parents who leave their car engines running while they're collecting or dropping off their children at school in England could soon be fined.

New guidance suggests 'no-idling zones' should be brought in outside schools, hospitals and care homes.

Co-ordinator of Isle of Man Friends of the Earth, Pete Christian, says the move to tackle the issue is a "no brainer" - but believes a carrot may be more effective than a stick:

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