‘We had to sue’: the five lawyers taking on China’s authorities over smog

Rachel Stern quoted by The Guardian, Feb. 13, 2017

“This lawsuit on this topic at this moment in history is going to be an uphill battle,” says Rachel Stern, author of Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence. “I would be surprised if this lawsuit is successful, and if I were betting, I don’t even think it will get accepted by the court.”