01 Mar '12, 6pm

Chinese leaders impose stricter air pollution rules #china #pollution

01 Mar 2012: Chinese Leaders Impose New Rules to Reduce Air Pollution Bowing to increasing public concern about poor air quality, the Chinese government has approved strict new air pollution standards , including tougher rules for ozone and for particulate matter smaller than 2.5 In China, a New Transparency On Government Pollution Data China has begun to make environmental records available to the public, empowering green groups and citizens as they try to force factories to comply with the law, Christina Larson reports. READ THE e360 REPORT micrometers in diameter. The new rules, approved during an executive meeting of the State Council and published online, order tougher air standards beginning this year in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Tinjin; 27 provincial capitals; and three heavily industrialized regions. Another 113 cities must adopt the ne...

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