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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment minister cuts area for Tuen Mun landfill extension by 10 per cent, but local politicians insist on a 75 per cent reduction New waste plan fails to please councillors The environment minister has been told to come up with a better offer if he wants to stand a chance of winning over local politicians resisting a landfill extension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tuen Mun councillors dismiss Wong Kam-sing's landfill-plan sweeteners

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... dismiss landfill-plan sweeteners Tuen Mun district councillors are refusing to budge on objections to expanding the city's biggest landfill, despite the government's efforts to offer ... West New Territories landfill at Nim Wan. Wong's ambitious plan to pump HK$1 billion into the recycling industry was also labelled a "diversion". "Promoting recycling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409684/environment-minister-under-fire-ignoring-residents-concern-over
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:08am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Half of Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun facility, with warning that Hong Kong should take campaign seriously Landfill outcry may affect ties across border Nearly half of Shenzhen's lawmakers have signed a petition against Hong Kong's proposed Tuen Mun landfill expansion- an unprecedented protest that could strain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404962/shenzhen-lawmakers-back-fight-against-expansion-tuen-mun-landfill
  4. News - Hong Kong - WASTE MANAGEMENT

    More Shenzhen lawmakers sign petition against Tuen Mun landfill expansion plans

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:19am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Pressure mounts in Shenzhen over HK landfill plans More than 50 additional Shenzhen lawmakers signed a petition against a proposed Hong Kong landfill ... of the city's 404 lawmakers have signed the petition. "Everyone I met would like to sign up except those who were absent," said Shenzhen lawmaker Yang Qin, a leading opponent of the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412132/more-shenzhen-lawmakers-sign-petition-against-tuen-mun-landfill
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... landfill clean-up Embattled environment officials fighting for landfill extensions will return to the Sai Kung District Council today to convince local politicians that their pledges to improve the operation of the Tseung Kwan O landfill are genuinely being implemented. The report to the council is seen as one of the crucial steps for the officials to resubmit, within the first quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404857/officials-defend-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-clean
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Legco to vote on landfills next year: Carrie Lam

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 07:48pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Carrie Lam visits affected villages to canvass support and hear views of disgruntled residents Legco to vote on landfills next year The government hoped to reapply for funding to expand the city's three landfills early next year, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday after visiting two villages close to the Tuen Mun facility. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295289/landfill-plans-will-be-retabled-2014-says-chief-secretary-carrie-lam
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Wong-fat vows to block second landfill extension, in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 03:23pm by Stuart Lau, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau, Cheung Chi-fai and Emily Tsang Second landfill extension in jeopardy Environment officials struggling to find space for the city's rubbish may have to shelve another landfill extension plan after pro-government lawmakers joined pan-democrats in opposing it. New Territories leader and lawmaker Lau Wong-fat said yesterday he would do all he could to block ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277933/lawmaker-vows-lead-fight-vote-down-tuen-mun-landfill-extension
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Carrie Lam's landfill plea to Tuen Mun council falls on deaf ears

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Lam's landfill plea falls on deaf ears Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has failed to persuade the Tuen Mun District Council to support a landfill extension ... said. Radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung has said he will mount a filibuster at today's meeting, the last in this legislative session. Lam said the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1280599/carrie-lams-landfill-plea-tuen-mun-council-falls-deaf-ears
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chief secretary in bid to save Tuen Mun landfill plan

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... in bid to save Tuen Mun landfill plan Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will attend a Tuen Mun District Council meeting tomorrow to rally support for the government's unpopular plan to expand a landfill in the area. The extension row deepened yesterday as the Heung Yee Kuk published a statement calling for the withdrawal of the proposal, while the American Chamber of Commerce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1279115/carrie-lam-bid-convince-tuen-mun-council-back-landfill-extension
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers prepare to trash timetable for landfill expansion plan

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Pan-democrats may find unlikely ally from Tuen Mun, as residents rally against expansion Lawmakers set to trash timetable for landfill plan Landfill ... item. Earlier this week a HK$7 billion extension of the Ta Kwu Ling landfill and a HK$35 million study of expansion at the Tuen Mun landfill received approval from the Legco's public works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1276330/lawmakers-prepare-trash-timetable-landfill-expansion-plan

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