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 economic slowdown, asking parliament to ensure stimulus spending does not prop up pollution.
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.