Gallery: Beijing Announces Pollution Tax on Gas to Decrease Dangerous S...

 

Smog levels in Beijing reached dangerously high levels this past winter, and in January pollution levels were 10 to 15 times what the World Health Organization classifies as a health risk. Now China is finally doing something about the capital’s pollution problem. Officials recently announced that within the next 12 months, Beijing will impose a fuel pollution tax that will be added to standard gas prices in order to dissuade residents from driving as much.

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