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Environment Newsletter - April 2017
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In April, central and local governments took steps to enforce environmental protection plans more thoroughly. Major updates include:


*  Ministry of Environmental Protection officials have harshly criticized environmental protection efforts in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing. These regions will more stringently enforce environmental rules in the future.
*  Chongqing has launched a campaign to inspect and crack down on pollution by chemical facilities.
*  Public outcry over soil and water pollution in Langfang, Hebei has elicited a swift government response, highlighting the growing power of social groups in EP.
*  A new EP system will raise costs for mining enterprises by taking funds from the enterprise to set aside for environmental restoration.



Environment Newsletter - April 2017