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.

Originally from Yahoo! News: Environment News on February 29, 2008, 11:30am

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