China Lacks Desire To Enforce Costly New Clean Air Regs

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- China's new air pollution rules call for unprecedented emissions restrictions that could prove costly for companies that operate in the country, but experts doubt the business-friendly government will be willing to enforce environmental measures that threaten to slow economic growth.

The China State Council on Friday vowed to implement “tough measures for tough tasks,” saying it will strictly control polluting industries through new standards for small particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter and phase out old equipment and power plants producing steel, cement and...
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