Beijing Climate Plan Imposes Tighter Air Pollution Limits

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The city of Beijing tightened restrictions on soot emissions on Monday in a bid to clean up the metropolis known for being one of the most polluted urban areas in the world, requiring 1,200 companies to upgrade or close facilities, among other measures.

Pledging to reduce by 25 percent the amount of small particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter by 2017, Chinese officials are cracking down on corporate polluters and threatening to shutter power plants if they don't make improvements. The government will also...
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