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China is relaxing the coal ban due to growing concern about people freezing

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China's plan to ban coal is being relaxed due to mounting concern over the lack of heat for family homes.
The Chinese government planned the ban as an effort to curb air pollution.
As a result, many families have been left without a reliable heat source for the winter.
The ban forced gas shortages and some cities to halt supplies to factories.
China has relaxed a coal ban in northern cities designed to reduce air pollution amid a growing outcry from people left without a reliable energy supply as winter sets in.
The government's initial restriction on burning coal led...
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