China Ministry of Environmental Protection

China to Enhance Supervision of Environmental Impact Assessment Agencies

Date of Release: 
Oct 14 2015

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Tuesday announced penalties for dozens of engineers and agencies who broke the rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA).

The MEP said in a statement that a recent national inspection showed most EIA agencies complying with the rules but some of them had problems such as profiting from conducting assessment for agencies without proper certification.

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China's Anti-Corruption Fight Turns Toward Environmental Agency

Date of Release: 
Aug 5 2015

Retired Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) vice minister Zhang Lijun has fallen foul of China’s ongoing corruption crackdown, becoming the highest-ranking environmental official yet to be investigated.

China’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), announced details of the probe on July 30.

“Zhang Lijun, former vice minister for environmental protection and member of the ministry’s Party group, is under investigation for serious breaches of discipline and law,” the CCDI said on its website.

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