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Seeing through the fog: Air pollution facts

Campaign aim

Toxic air in Bristol is linked to 300 deaths a year. It’s bad for our health, bad for local ecosystems and it hits inner-city neighbourhoods hardest. The council are currently working on their much-delayed Clean Air Plan, due at the end of 2019.

This Bristol Cable campaign is pushing for significant action on air pollution from the council, and sharing the stories Bristolians need to hold the council to account. Tune in for the facts, latest developments, ideas for solutions and stories of the citizens already fighting for fair air.

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Get the latest updates and insights from Cable journalist Lorna Stephenson, who is leading the campaign.

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  • Reports

    ‘Bigger and bolder’ clean air plans could reduce Bristol pollution to legal levels by 2022

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  • Burning waste – green energy or just hot air?

  • Reports

    Bristol Council votes to ban diesel cars from city centre

  • After delays, council releases plan to clean up toxic air

  • Interviews

    ‘If the water was killing hundreds of people every year, there would be an outcry’

  • Reports

    Government piles pressure on mayor over dirty air

  • Reports

    Lawyers are threatening action over council’s “seriously flawed” clean air plans

  • Farming’s devastating impact on urban air pollution

  • Reports

    Clean Air Plan: two options, no answers

  • Reports

    Controversial gas power station refused at development committee

  • Reports

    Planning officers recommend APPROVAL of St Philip’s Marsh gas plant

  • Features

    Bristol doctors on air pollution: ‘The council isn’t taking things seriously enough’

  • Opinion

    Opinion: People of colour need to be included in Bristol’s environmental movement

  • Co-op Community

    Why Bristol needs to fight for fair air

  • Features

    Changing gear: what next for cycling in Bristol?

  • Seeing through the fog: Air pollution facts

  • Opinion

    Opinion: Bristol’s leadership is failing to stop the city choking

  • Reports

    Council admits Clean Air Plan won’t come into effect until 2020 earliest

  • Reports

    Air pollution action debated in Council’s budget-setting session

  • Reports

    Clean air plan deadline set to be missed

  • Opinion

    Opinion: We need our stoves

  • Opinion

    Opinion: Wood burning stoves are deadly, not trendy

  • Features

    How the air we breathe is a matter of equality

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