Most-read stories of 2013

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A look back at the campaign letters and media releases that proved the most popular in 2013

January

Quick guide to air pollution and the ‘Year of Air’

http://cleanair.london/news/quick-guide-to-air-pollution/

Outcome: Commissioner Potočnik’s Clean Air Policy Package published on 18 December 2013

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/clean_air_policy.htm

February

Tube dust is not ‘safe’

http://cleanair.london/hot-topics/tube-dust-is-not-safe/

Introduction to the Pollution Check

http://cleanair.london/indoor-air-quality/introduction-to-pollution-check/

March

Clean Air in London Awards 2013

http://cleanair.london/solutions/clean-air-in-london-awards-2012/

Smog expected to hang over the Supreme Court on Thursday

http://cleanair.london/health/smog-expected-to-hang-over-the-supreme-court-on-thursday/

April

Investigation into the Government’s failure to control carcinogenic diesel exhaust

http://cleanair.london/sources/investigation-into-governments-failure-to-control-carcinogenic-diesel-exhaust/

Air quality in hospitals may be no better than warehouses

http://cleanair.london/indoor-air-quality/air-quality-in-hospitals-may-be-no-better-than-warehouses/

Free market anarchists lobbying EU Environment Ministers to weaken public health protections

http://cleanair.london/health/free-market-anarchists-lobbying-eu-environment-ministers-to-weaken-health-protections/

Tube dust: broken promises, ‘blind eye turned’ and duty breached

http://cleanair.london/health/tube-dust-broken-promises-blind-eye-turned-and-duty-breached/

May

Launch of Clean Air in Cities app and Birkett Index

http://cleanair.london/health/clean-air-in-cities-index/

Landmark legal victory for ClientEarth

http://cleanair.london/legal/landmark-legal-victory-for-clientearth/

June

Carcinogenic diesel exhaust disclosed for every significant road in London

http://cleanair.london/sources/carcinogenic-diesel-exhaust-disclosed-for-every-significant-road-in-london/

Highest NO2 of any capital city in Europe again

http://cleanair.london/hot-topics/highest-no2-of-any-capital-city-in-europe-again/

July

Our guides to air pollution: health, legal, solutions etc.  Includes ‘10 steps for Clean Air in London’

http://cleanair.london/category/guides/

http://cleanair.london/solutions/10-steps-for-clean-air-in-london/

August

Government ‘cover-ups’ or legal breaches during consultation to scrap monitoring

http://cleanair.london/solutions/government-cover-ups-or-legal-breaches-during-consultation-to-scrap-monitoring/

Thousands may be driving diesel vehicles illegally after Government failures

http://cleanair.london/sources/thousands-may-be-driving-diesel-vehicles-illegally-after-government-failures/

EU (much) more competent than UK Government on air quality

http://cleanair.london/legal/eu-much-more-competent-than-uk-government-on-air-quality/

September

Defra did cover-up smog warnings and would scrap local monitoring

http://cleanair.london/health/defra-did-cover-up-smog-warnings-and-would-scrap-local-monitoring/

Government admits widespread breaches of air pollution laws

http://cleanair.london/legal/government-admits-widespread-breaches-of-air-pollution-laws/

October

Government treats limit values with contempt by M4 bus lane

http://cleanair.london/legal/government-treats-limit-values-with-contempt-by-m4-bus-lane/

Mayor takes five backward steps from his own London Plan

http://cleanair.london/legal/mayor-takes-five-backward-steps-from-his-own-london-plan/

It’s official: Outdoor air pollution causes lung cancer

http://cleanair.london/health/outdoor-air-pollution-causes-lung-cancer/

Response to Call for Evidence: Review of the Clean Air Act

http://cleanair.london/health/response-to-call-for-evidence-review-of-the-clean-air-act/

November

Latest national and local death rates for air pollution

http://cleanair.london/health/national-list-of-shame-and-fame-for-air-pollution-deaths/

Government lobbying for changes that would weaken emissions tests across Europe

http://cleanair.london/solutions/government-lobbying-for-changes-that-would-weaken-emissions-systems-tests-across-europe/

Mayor takes more backward steps from his Air Quality Strategy and London Plan

http://cleanair.london/sources/mayor-takes-more-backward-steps-from-his-air-quality-strategy-and-london-plan/

December

Timely reminder: We need effective, independent and periodic tailpipe testing

http://cleanair.london/sources/we-need-effective-independent-and-periodic-tailpipe-testing/

Stop hiding air pollution and ban diesel exhaust in two stages to 2020 as coal was banned 60 years ago

http://cleanair.london/solutions/stop-hiding-air-pollution-and-ban-diesel-exhaust-in-two-stages-to-2020-as-coal-was-banned-60-years-ago/

Commissioner Potočnik’s Clean Air Policy Package published on 18 December 2013

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/clean_air_policy.htm