China Cracks Down on Polluting Power Companies

The State Pollution Control Agency has released a list of 82 projects that it says failed to meet environmental standards.

Published: 17-Jan-2007

China’s top environmental watchdog agency has ordered four leading energy companies to halt all new projects after they failed to meet environmental standards.

A spokesman for the State Environmental Protection Administration says the government has suspended new projects for the four companies in three northern Chinese cities and one southern city.

The spokesman said that the cities do not have the capacity to handle more pollutants.


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