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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households will get three years to 'ease into' proposed rubbish levy

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Olga Wong

    ... launch, he added. But he was concerned lawmakers would fail to pass the proposal in time for its planned introduction in 2016. "I'm a bit worried, we don't have the luxury to wait ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's old trees suffer the unkindest cut of all: felling accelerates despite creation of management office

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by Olga Wong

    ... by lawmakers to introduce a tree protection law, at a time when the government is also under pressure to ensure the safety of private trees after one fell and killed a pregnant woman in Mid-Levels ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill extension go-ahead after filibuster cut short Environment officials scored a bitter victory yesterday when lawmakers finally voted to fund a controversial extension of the landfill ... capacity, but NeoDemocrats lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai tabled a series of motions attaching conditions to the funding in an attempt to delay the vote. Fan, whose Legco constituency includes Tseung ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Old machinery exempt from emissions proposal Updated emission standards to control pollution caused by off-road vehicles and construction machinery would apply to new imports but not to equipment already in the city, under an Environment Bureau proposal. Some lawmakers had argued for equipment of a certain age to be phased out, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Boos from public gallery as lawmakers fail to reach any agreement on 'urgent' proposed landfill extension and incinerator plant HK$20 b decision on waste site is put on hold Amid boos from residents, deeply divided lawmakers yesterday delayed a decision on the controversial HK$20 billion proposals for the extension of the Tseung ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contractor in Pillar Point sewage-plant leak may get million-dollar fine

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... of dollars if it is found guilty of discharging 95,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea after a malfunction last month. The Drainage Services Department said this yesterday as four lawmakers ... People's Party lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun said beaches should be closed immediately under such circumstances. "The policy should be that if something like this happens, you just close ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    Up to lawmakers now to do their part to phase out old polluting vehicles

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:38am by Freda Fung

    ... Freda Fung Freda Fung urges legislators to protect the public by passing long-overdue regulations to stop old diesel vehicles polluting our roadside air Bill of health A bill that seeks to take polluting vehicles off our roads was gazetted on October 25 a ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoke-belching trucks to stay on Hong Kong's roads longer, lawmakers rule

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Lawmakers lose effort to dump one-year extension for polluting diesel vehicles but give their backing to HK$11.7b scheme nevertheless Bid to speed up ban on dirty trucks denied Officials are standing firm on a revised HK$11.7 billion package to retire the city's 85,000 polluting diesel trucks by 2020, despite pressure from lawmakers to do ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lack of answers and late disclosure follow discharge of pollutants into irrigation water Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers Environment officials have come under fire for not launching their own probe into the cause of an effluent leak from the Ta Kwu Ling landfill, as lawmakers vowed they would continue to seek the truth ...




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