posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 05:30 AM
"China has sent a strong message to polluting companies, suspending 30 large construction projects for failing to get the environmental go-ahead
before they started, state media said Wednesday.
The projects, including the five-billion-dollar Xiloudu hydropower plant on the Yangtze River in southwest China, all went ahead before their
environmental impact assessments had been approved, the China Daily reported.
"We want to warn firms that the environmental impact assessment cannot just be ignored," Pan Yue, vice head of the State Environmental Protection
Administration, was quoted by the newspaper as saying."
Perhaps that very large "brown" cloud floating around betwen China and India got someones attention.