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New Weapons in the War on Pollution: China's Environmental Protection Law Amendments

By Barbara A. Finamore


On Thursday, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, approved major amendments to the country’s Environmental Protection Law (EPL), the first since the law was enacted 25 years ago.

These amendments are a game changer.

The original EPL entered into force shortly before I moved to Beijing in 1990. I recently found a journal entry written on my second day in the nation’s capital, in which I marveled at the clean air and lack of private cars on the street. I later learned that Beijing had cleaned up in preparation for hosting the Asia …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green