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  1. Government to appeal against bridge ruling

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the appeal might take three months to conclude, he believed the government would not go to the Court of Final Appeal if it lost the case. 'The most important thing is for the court to spell out ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is to appeal against a landmark High Court ruling that quashed the environmental permit for the building of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. ...

  2. Court rules against airport fuel depot

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... in the assessment. The shortcoming of that approach, according to the Court of Final Appeal, was that an incident 'caused by an unknown or an unforeseen and unexpected cause is assumed never ... of Final Appeal unanimously ruled that the permit, issued to the Airport Authority in August 2002, should be quashed because the report it was based on had failed to assess the risk of fuel from ...

  3. Government to appeal court's bridge ruling

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is to appeal against a controversial court ruling which threatens to delay the construction of the massive Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge. A person familiar with the situation said the legal challenge would be lodged next week at the earliest. The government has considered all the options, the person said, and believes an appeal against the ruling ...

  4. News - China - COURT

    Environmentalist Liu Futang fined for exposing Hainan pollution scandals

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to appeal. Feng Yongfeng, founder of the Beijing-based Green Beagle environmental group, said police in Haikou, Hainan, told him last month Liu had reached an agreement with the court as a condition ... yesterday by a local court in the southern province of Hainan for illegally profiting from self-published books that exposed pollution scandals, most of which he gave away or sent to friends, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... The Court of Appeal overturned the ruling. ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Valuable marine species such as the spotted seahorse were not given due consideration during assessment of Tai Po project, court will hear Beach plan faces ...

  6. Courts have duty to monitor projects

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government's approach to assessing the environmental impact of major infrastructure projects has survived a legal challenge. The Court of Appeal last week overturned a lower ... not approve the impact assessment reports in the absence of a separate analysis of likely environmental conditions if the projects were not built. The appeal court did not dwell on the merits ...

  7. Delta-bridge victor rests case after court ruling

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... side and we will wait and see if the government wants to appeal,' said lawyer Alan Wong Hok-ming. Chu, 65, who has diabetes and a heart condition, has rejected interviews since the court ... harm her health. The government is still undecided over whether to bring the case to a higher court or follow the recommendations of the Court of First Instance. In any case, the ruling ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Reclamation is one option

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in Hong Kong. New towns such as Sha Tin, Ma On Shan and Tai Po illustrate this. About 500 to 700 hectares of land was formed by reclamation every five years from 1985 to 2004. Following the Court of Final Appeal's ruling in 2004, the government has been very cautious about reclamation, with 84 hectares formed from 2005 to 2009 and just 5 hectares from 2010 to 2012. In the past decade, ...

  9. Projects up for scrutiny again

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal. ... an application for a judicial review over claims that the government's 2009 environmental impact assessment of the project had failed to meet its own standards. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal ...

  10. Environmental court proposed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Ten appeal boards and Land Tribunal should be merged, say academics The recent Wan Chai and Central waterfront reclamation cases have renewed interest in reforming Hong Kong's legal system by creating a court specialising in environmental and land planning law. Environmental litigation now requires more time, money and resources than is necessary, according ...




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