The proposed elevation of the State Environmental Protection Administration to ministry status has been widely applauded inside and outside the Great Hall of the People as a big boost for the beleaguered watchdog and the country's uphill battle to clean its foul water anFriday, 14 March, 2008, 12:00am
The country's top environmental watchdog has admitted it lacks the power to block the construction of a massive oil refinery near Guangzhou, which experts say will exacerbate air pollution problems in the Pearl River Delta.
Yesterday's remarks by State Environmental Protection Administration deputy director Pan Yue follow mounting public concern over the project's impact.4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
A senior watchdog official has raised concerns over the environmental impact of recent severe snowstorms, including possible damage from the use of a snow-melting agent in Guangdong.4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
In an effort to rein in corporate polluters, the mainland's environmental protection agency disclosed yesterday it will subject listed companies to annual performance assessments, complete with a score and ranking system.26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
The publisher for the chief of the mainland's top environmental watchdog has dismissed plagiarism allegations circulating on the internet against Zhou Shengxian , saying the accusations are politically motivated.23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
The mainland's environmental watchdog will set up a liability insurance system in an attempt to hold industrial polluters accountable.
State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) deputy director Pan Yue said the 'green insurance' initiative was prompted by the grave threats pollution and worsening environmental degradation posed to the country.19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
The enshrinement of the concept of 'scientific development' in the Communist Party's constitution might be expected to help level the playing field for the mainland's environmental watchdogs. But they revealed this week just how much official mindsets have to change before the goal of sustainable development is no longer an uphill battle.15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Provincial governors and municipal leaders will be fired if they do not meet targets for energy saving and pollution reduction, the State Council said yesterday. The penalties take effect next year.25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
The mainland continues to face a grim, uphill battle against environment deterioration despite improvements this year, according to a high-ranking official at the top environmental watchdog.19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Beijing plans to require listed companies to report efforts at environmental protection in a move to further tighten regulations on corporate polluters and foster conservation and green business practices, a State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) official said.13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am