In France, state receives record fine for not reducing pollution

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A France was ordered to pay a million dollar fine for failing to reduce air pollution to levels seen as acceptable.

The decision was announced on Wednesday, 4, applied by the court France’s Conseil d’Etat, the country’s own body that functions as the “Supreme Court” to judge cases of public administration.

The fine is the maximum amount possible for an administrative penalty, 10 million euros (about 61 million reais).

The Council of State also warned that it would re-fine the French government in a few months if the authorities did not act quickly.