(Yicai Global) Nov. 16 -- Petro China Co., the Chinese petroleum giant, lost a lawsuit on air pollution, and was ordered to pay nearly CNY10 million (USD1.5 million) in pollution governance fees. Petro China's Dalian subsidiary was fined for violation of air pollution prevention measures.
Although the Dalian subsidiary has been charged of excessive emission by environmental regulators for multiple times since 2014, it has refused to rectify. In June 2016, China environmental protection foundation of the ministry of environmental protection sued Petro China as well as its Dalian subsidiary, ordering them to stop discharging pollutants.
Per the judgment of the intermediate people's court of Dalian municipality made on Nov. 14, the Dalian subsidiary of Petro China was ordered to pay nearly CNY10 million for violation of air pollution governance that regulates public welfare projects like the remediation of air environment in Dalian, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.