Environmental Experts Applauds Revised Environmental Law
Environmental experts have praised the newly revised Environmental Protection Law that is said to implement stricter punishments to polluters. The revised law was adopted through votation by the Standing Committee of the China’s National People’s Congress. The head of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science Chai Fahe, was impressed by the recent changes in the law.
Having a legally binding and long term solution the newly revised law has a legally sound basis in the efforts for the country’s pollution prevention and control efforts that is said to have guaranteed implementation. The new law is expected to push further the amendments planned to other laws, such as the law on air pollution control in which more detailed, practical and specific terms is needed. The stipulations on the responsibility of the local government is to ensure environmental quality and create an accountability system for any failures in which such provisions must be enforced with practical policies.
The deputy director of the law and regulation department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection Bie Tao said, that the newly revised law is impressive and the support for research and application of environmental related sciences and technologies along with the financial aid will develop environmental protection industry. The new law will be the strongest measure to be implemented that will deal with the pollution, furthermore the law stipulates that the country should establish and improve further the environment and create health monitoring system with a risk assessment mechanism.