Faced with a crippling pollution problem, on Monday the French capital prohibited all diesel-powered cars, trucks and motorcycles over 13 years old from entering the city on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm. It extends an existing ban on diesel and gas vehicles older than 18 and 21 years old, respectively, and is expected to impact a third of the area’s cars. Offenders face a $77 fine.
How bad is pollution in Paris? A recent Greenpeace report found the City of Lights was more polluted by small particles than Bogota or Manila, and ranked the worst among EU capitals.
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