China Group Urges Government to Stick to Green Goals

Friends of Nature sent a letter to urge the Chinese government not to slow down their environmental effort as the economy slows down. From Reuters:

A Chinese environmental group on Monday urged the government not to backtrack on cleaning air and water despite the , asking parliament to ensure stimulus spending does not prop up .

China’s abrupt economic slowing has cut pollution, but environmental advocates worry the government’s desire to bolster growth and jobs may encourage its 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus plan into laxly regulated cement, steel and coke plants and deter effective environmental scrutiny of new projects.

Friends of Nature, a Chinese environmental group, issued a letter to the National People’s Congress now meeting in Beijing urging delegates to ensure the stimulus spending announced late last year goes to clean projects.

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