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Story Publication logo September 28, 2018

U.K. Skies: The Power of the Law

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Warnings about air pollution are plastered across London in newspapers, billboards, and bus stops. Image by Rohan Naik. London, 2018.
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London Smog

The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest...

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A hazy view of London from the sky. Image by Rohan Naik. United Kingdom, 2018.
A hazy view of London from the sky. Image by Rohan Naik. United Kingdom, 2018.

This radio piece highlights ClientEarth—one of the most active organizations fighting for clean air in London. With offices across the world, the nonprofit law firm has fought the coal industry, petroleum giants, and polluting corporations. In its battle against the British Government, it has proven to be a formidable foe in court. But ClientEarth's work is far from over. While air quality continues to worsen in London, the question remains whether ClientEarth has met its match. Will it be the final arbiter, or will it flounder?

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