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EU governments face demands to cut coal emissions

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5520 (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5520
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

An alliance of public health and environmental campaigners has increased pressure on EU governments to impose tighter restrictions on emissions from coal power stations. New limits, they said, would drastically reduce both the number of premature deaths caused by burning coal and the health related costs.1

The groups—the Health and Environment Alliance, Climate Action Network Europe, WWF European Policy Office, and Sandbag—have criticised the way …

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