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Six Million Cars to Be Taken Off Streets in China to Fight Pollution

Posted: 05/29/2014 11:30 am

car emissionsA national initiative to fight pollution will include the removal of some six million cars from around the major urban centers of China that include the Pearl River Delta, reports Bloomberg.

Cars that do not meet fuel efficiency standards will be taken off the road. Another proposed step to help improve air pollution is the introduction of higher-grade gasoline that will burn more cleanly.

Xu Shaoxi, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said outdated production facilities and industries powered by coal would be targeted for closure in order to “curb” excessive industrial growth.


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