China to Trounce Civil Servants Violating Environmental Laws
China’s environmental protection authority says the country will enact stricter punishments on civil servants who violate environmental laws and regulations.
The State Environmental Protection Administration has made the announcement Monday in Beijing. The administration and the Ministry of Supervision have jointly issued a set of regulations concerning punishments for civil servants who violate environmental policies.
According to the regulations, officials who violate any of the 30 plus environmental protection rules will be punished.
Violations listed in the regulations include inappropriate or unlawful approval of environmental issues, sheltering enterprises that produce heavy pollution, and failure to report environmental pollution disasters.