Behind the counterfeiting of enterprises, there are local environmental protection departments “ open one eye closed one eye ” inaction or even active fraud to show pollution control achievements. What has been destroyed is not only a few monitoring technicians, several environmental monitoring stations, but also the foundation of the national environmental monitoring data, which has destroyed the credibility of the environmental protection department.
Environmental monitoring data is the decision basis of environmental governance. If the source flooding is false, the decision is bound to be deviant, and it is harmful to the environmental governance opportunity to damage the public interest.
Since January 1, 2016, the Ministry of environmental protection has implemented the methods of judging and handling environmental monitoring data falsification. According to the provisions of the measures, the Ministry of environmental protection will use a special inspection for two years in the future to strictly check the local environmental monitoring data, especially the false behavior of air quality testing data. It is worthwhile to praise the more rigid clubs, the counterfeiting enterprises, the local environmental protection departments and the local governments.
From the overall point of view, the central and local investment in the field of environmental monitoring is huge, and the online monitoring network has already used more than ten billion funds. In theory, it has the ability to monitor tens of thousands of pollution sources. Among them, only one air monitoring system invested 436 million yuan. In 2014, the largest air quality monitoring network in developing countries was built. It is against this background that some local governments have to fabricate and tamper with monitoring data in order to reduce the pressure of assessment. The central leadership has repeatedly issued instructions to crack down on environmental data fraud and strict accountability for false figures.
Environmental monitoring data have risen to the legal level and have a higher binding force. The new environmental law clearly stipulates that the monitoring institutions should use the monitoring equipment that conforms to the national standards, abide by the monitoring standards, be responsible for the authenticity and accuracy of the monitoring data, and punish the tampering, forgery or forgery and forgery of the monitoring data, and investigate legal responsibilities. In the second half of 2015, the environmental protection departments at all levels found 8 typical illegal cases, all of which had been transferred to public security organs, and 10 responsible persons were detained in criminal or administrative detention.
The fact that enterprises are being fraudulent shows that there are loopholes in the online environmental monitoring network. I understand that some enterprises have purchased counterfeit equipment, leaving room for data forgery and tampering, trying to muddle through. Some environmental monitoring data released by some local governments do not accord with the intuitive feeling of the citizens. Sometimes there is even a big contrast, which is also related to this loophole.
Over the years, some local environmental testing data fraud has been an open secret. Just like some of the sewage that has occurred in the desert in recent years, or the sewage discharged into the river, it is all knowingly illegal. In my opinion, there are local environmental protection departments &ldquo behind these enterprises' counterfeiting behavior; open one eye closed one eye ” inaction, and even do not exclude the active cooperation of counterfeiting in order to show the achievement of pollution control. This practice has destroyed not only the monitoring technicians and several environmental monitoring stations, but also the foundation of the national environmental monitoring data, which undermined the credibility of the environmental protection department.