Chinese man sues government for personal economic losses caused by air pollution
The never ending air pollution problems China has been facing since the last year seems to be constantly in the news. Most recently, a Chinese man living in Shijiazhuang, the capital of north China’s Hebei province, has filed a law suit against the city’s environmental protection bureau, stating that the authorities owe him money for the economic damages the pollution has caused. Li Guixin seeks about $1,635 from officials in Shijiazhuang in order to pay for the indoor treadmill he has been using and the face masks and air purifier he has purchased.
Speaking to the Yanzhao Metropolis Daily, Li said, “The reason that I’m proposing administrative compensation is to let every citizen see that amid this haze, we’re the real victims.” While the effort might seem somewhat absurd, we think Li deserves a pat on his back for speaking his mind!
[Via – Thinkprogress]