Brickbat: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes


Beijing has a bad problem with smog. In February, for instance, particulate measures rose to 15 times the level considered safe. So officials are taking action by banning outdoor grills. Those caught cooking outside face a fine of up to $3,200. But many Beijing residents don't seem to think the ban will have much impact, with one website saying authorities are determined to blame pollution on "everything except cars or coal."