BEIJING - China's government is boosting the authority of its environmental watchdog agency in an attempt to rein in the rampant pollution that has become a byproduct of the nation's rapid economic growth.
The State Environmental Protection Agency, known as SEPA, is to be upgraded to a full Cabinet ministry with a bigger budget and more people, said a former agency official and environmental activists briefed on the plans. ...
RLCC: They've had the wrong kind of rapid economic growth. It's been selfish. That's why it's causing so many problems they'll be dealing with for a long time.
from on February 29, 2008, 11:30am