Is China's 'War on Pollution' for Real?

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As China's annual session of parliament began today, Premier Li Keqiang delivered a wide-ranging speech on what's become a hot-button social issue: air pollution that often reaches hazardous levels. China's "war on pollution" will include reducing hazardous particulate matters and eliminating outdated energy producers and industrial plants. Will hydraulic fracturing in China be a way of cutting back on coal? David Biello an editor at Scientific American, covering energy and the environment, was recently in China, where he's toured power plants.

Credits

Guest:
David Biello - TED Talks - @dbiello

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Evan George