Heavy Fines Await Water Polluters
China Daily reports on a new draft amendment to the National People’s Congress water pollution and control law in China. The amendment would raise the upper limits of how much a water-polluting company would have to pay, and it would allow water pollution victims to file class action lawsuits against the polluting companies.
Company heads found guilty of polluting water face a fine of up to half their annual income, according to a draft amendment to the water pollution and control law.
“Executives or other people directly responsible could be fined up to half their previous year’s salary if their companies cause water pollution,” stipulates the draft amendment, which was submitted for third reading to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Tuesday.