|Anti-pollution law under review to absorb public concerns
China's apex legislature will continue to review the environmental protection law draft amendment and plan for laws on water and soil pollution prevention and control, a spokeswoman said in Beijing.
The legislature carried out the second and third readings of the environmental protection law draft amendment last year, but has yet to vote, said Fu Ying, spokeswoman for the second session of the 12th National People's Congress, at a press conference.
“Normally a law will be voted after three readings.
“The added review would better absorb social intelligence and reflect the public concern and we hope we can enact a high-quality and effective environmental protection law," she said.
As the political advisory committee planned to meet yesterday in the capital, the dangerous smog returned.
At 8 a.m., the city's PM2.5 reading exceeded 150 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center.
The air quality index at 27 stations out of 35 in urban Beijing reached Level 5, or heavily polluted, according to the center.—Xinhua