Environmental Protection UK forced to shut
The UK's oldest environmental NGO has been forced to close after government cuts to local authority budgets drastically reduced its income.
Formed as the Coal Smoke Abatement Society at the end of the nineteenth century, Environmental Protection UK provided expert analysis on air quality and, more recently, contaminated land and waste issues. But over the past two years, the Brighton-based charity has faced severe financial challenges due to the coalition's cuts to local authorities, which purchase its products and services.
The closure comes as a report by the European Environment Agency said air pollution costs the UK up to €18bn a year, and an influential group of MPs warning the government is putting thousands of lives at risk due to the UK's failure to meet European air pollution standards.
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"Environmental Protection UK forced to shut", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/environmental-protection-uk-forced-to-shut