Alliance of 600,000 British Doctors Calls for ‘Imperative’ Coal Phase-Out

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A coalition representing Britain’s 600,000 doctors and health workers on Wednesday called for a rapid phase-out of coal, saying it was an “imperative” measure and that climate change and air pollution were both “major health threats.”

Journal of People

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Common Dreams | 19 October, 2016

Although the U.K. government promised to phase out coal by 2025, the groups raised concerns over the seeming lack of preparation to do so. (Photo: Nikon Ranger/flickr/cc)

A coalition representing Britain’s 600,000 doctors and health workers on Wednesday called for a rapid phase-out of coal, saying it was an “imperative” measure and that climate change and air pollution were both “major health threats.”

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