China poured a gigaton (billion tons) of concrete last year & is building 500 coal-fired power plants (many unlicensed with no scrubbing at all). You cannot legislate intent.
Can you say Jevon?
I knew you could... Your dog wants chopsticks.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of Chinese cities suffered from air pollution last year and had no centralized sewage treatment facilities, state media reported on Tuesday. Only 37.6 percent of 585 cities surveyed had air quality "indicating a clean and healthy environment," down 7.3 percentage points from 2005, the China Daily said, citing a report by the State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). Thirty-nine cities, many scattered across the northern coal-rich province of Shanxi and China's northeastern rustbelt province of Liaoning, suffered "severe" air pollution, the paper said.