China Blue Sky Protection Campaign Will last until the end of April 2019
It's reported that this year, the new round environmental inspection, dubbed "Blue Sky Protection Campaign" will last until the end of April 2019 and this year. The central environmental inspection team will dispatch about 18,000 law enforcement officers to conduct air pollution control inspections in Hebei, Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, etc, respectively.
This Blue Sky Protection Campaign launched based on the fact that some areas are still troubled by heavy pollution, despite continued improvement in air quality in key regions, according to the ministry's environmental supervision and inspection bureau.The bureau said the campaign will have 12 areas of focus, including poorly managed-and polluting－small enterprises, industrial boilers, surface mines and transportation reform."The Blue Sky Protection Campaign is the most important priority in pollution control work, the purpose of the inspections is to help local governments identify environmental problems and solve them." one inspection officer said.
China’s blue sky policy is boosting prices of key raw materials as the government checks and forces some industrial enterprises to close or suspend operations because either they don’t have a license or don’t meet basic emission standards.
For abrasives and refractory industries, many plant are facing to halt operations if they fail to meet tough inspection and the production capacity of bauxite, aluminum oxide, silicon carbide of this year will also be influenced.