Ministry Of Environmental Protection: Do Not Agree With Grasping Environmental Protection Lead To Raw Material Prices Argument

- Nov 02, 2017 -

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 27 (Reporter Gao Jing) recently said that its raw material suppliers "due to environmental reasons" was forced to stop production, associated with the possible loss of 300 billion yuan. Ministry of Environmental Protection Environmental Impact Assessment Division Cui Shuhong 27, said, do not agree to "catch environmental protection will affect economic and social development, leading to raw material prices" argument.

In the routine press conference held by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Cui Shuhong said that since the 18th CPC National Congress, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council have made a series of arrangements to promote the coordinated development of environment and economy. "We should unify the thinking and action to the requirements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, promote environmental protection according to law, promote the optimization of industrial structure, and promote the coordinated and healthy development of economy and society."

He admitted that in the past there are some illegal sewage enterprises, a substantial compression of environmental costs, or even not put into environmental management, serious damage to the market competition order, hinder the optimization and upgrading of industrial structure.

"Strict environmental enforcement, on the one hand to solve some of the people around the environmental problems, improve the quality of the environment; the other hand, also promote the economic restructuring, speed up the transformation of old and new energy." He said that the regulation of sewage enterprises have become normal, All enterprises should adapt to this normal, develop a habit of consciously abide by environmental laws and regulations.

Cui Shuhong introduction, from January to August, China's industrial added value increased by 6.7%; urban employment is also increasing year on year, the second quarter of the urban registered unemployment rate was 3.95%, the lowest in recent years. In addition to cement production fell 0.5%, crude steel, nonferrous metals, coke, flat glass, cardboard production have increased, the main industrial product output steadily. To carry out the central environmental inspectors of 15 provinces, crude steel, nonferrous metals, coke, flat glass, paper and other production growth is also higher than the national level.

He said: "Some people directly under the name of environmental protection, rendering environmental policy factors exacerbate product prices, which is a disruptive market behavior." Product price changes, mainly caused by supply and demand. Environmental inspectors do not have an impact on the output of major industrial products, nor are they the direct cause of rising product prices.

"It is the meaning of the environmental inspectors," he said, adding that the environmental protection should be forced to expel the 'bad money', purify the market environment, promote economic restructuring, improve the quality of economic development and protect the rights and interests of the broad masses of the people.