Chinese Project Pits Environmentalists Against Development Plans

From The New York Times: “A major dam project suspended last year by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is now the focus of a bureaucratic fight between pro-development advocates pushing to restart the project and environmentalists who want public hearings and further research.

The conflict highlights the growing tension between the need for environmental protection here in one of the world’s most polluted countries and China’s insatiable hunger for new energy sources to fuel its booming economy.”

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