Environmental assistance and Hesse negotiate over diesel traffic ban in Darmstadt

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The decision on a diesel ban in Darmstadt, Germany, was postponed, now the state of Hesse and the German environment should be of some help. A driving ban had proposed in the process but both.


Darmstadt gets for the time being, no diesel driving ban. The hearing before the administrative court of Wiesbaden, Germany, is for the time being, gone without judgment. The German environmental aid Association and the state of Hesse are now in settlement negotiations. The court put the announcement date on the 19. December.

The German environmental aid (DUH) brought an action against the state of Hesse. So far, the environmentalists have filed against the clean air plans of 30 cities in the Federal lawsuit.

Hessian state government proposed in the process of self-driving ban before

In the state of Hesse, Wiesbaden, Offenbach, and Limburg this includes, except for Frankfurt and Darmstadt. Several courts have followed already the concern of the organization, in the Rhine-Main-area, ordered driving bans for Mainz and Frankfurt.

In the course of the process, the Hessian state government proposed a diesel driving ban, and for the Darmstadt City Tunnel. All diesel vehicles should be out of copies with the Euro 6 emissions standard to be affected, including the retrofitted cars. The DUH argued against it vehemently in favour of a prohibition zone in Darmstadt, Germany.

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