Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters
Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters

Crusading Chinese official who took on polluters returns to oversee industry eco-reviews

Pan Yue took on powerfully backed interests a decade ago, holding up massive projects that skirted or failed the review system. Activists welcome his return

Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters
Pan Yue, seen here in a file photo, was sidelined in 2008 for his campaign against big polluters, many of whom were companies with ties to officials. Photo: Reuters
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