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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... Surya Deva Surya Deva says giving legal rights to the environment will compel people to respect its interests Not just an hour of reprieve, if Mother Nature could have her day in court ... a legal right to be left alone, and protected for their own intrinsic value rather than for the benefit of humans. Conferring rights on nature would entail imposing a corresponding duty on humans ...

  2. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A veteran activist has lodged a legal challenge over the government's plan to build a HK$14.96 billion waste incinerator on an island west of Cheung Chau. Ho Loy, who previously protested against the demolition of the Star Ferry and Queen's piers, filed an application for judicial review with the High Court on Monday. The government ...

  3. Neighbours mull legal bid to stop incinerator

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A group of Cheung Chau residents are threatening a legal challenge against a government plan to erect a rubbish incinerator off Lantau Island, as the project nears one of its last remaining hurdles next week. Tom Hope, a retired lawyer who lives in Cheung Chau, said a judicial review would be a 'last resort', and that the residents still ...

  4. Work starts on delta bridge after legal delay

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Construction has finally begun on the giant Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge after a legal challenge to its environmental assessment report delayed it by a year. That delay meant extra manpower and equipment would be needed to meet the 2016 deadline for the mammoth project, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen reiterated at a launch ceremony yesterday. ...

  5. HK$9m legal bill run up in bridge challenge

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The litigation over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge ran up at least HK$9 million in legal costs- including HK$1.5 million in legal aid given to the woman whose judicial review interrupted the project- the government said yesterday. The amount for legal aid sum was a preliminary, minimum estimate subject to further assessments, ...

  6. Delta bridge can go ahead as legal challenge ends

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The legal challenge to construction of a bridge across the Pearl River estuary to Macau and Zhuhai is over. Yesterday's deadline ... The bridge will start from a point on Lantau island near Tung Chung. The case was upheld in the Court of First Instance but overturned on appeal by the government in September. It cost the Legal Aid ...

  7. Our sea life will die without legal protection

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's waters have been overfished to the point that our fleet is now mostly idle, its catch meeting just one-tenth of demand. Some species of fish are on the brink of extinction; others disappeared long ago. With the reported number caught verg ...

  8. Tung Chung woman files legal challenge to bridge

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Tung Chung resident has called for a judicial review of the decision to grant environmental permits for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, saying impact assessments ignored pollution issues and used faulty methodology. Fu Tung Estate resident ...

  9. NT needs a plan, but not the kuk's legal dumping

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or for it to affect ecologically sensitive sites. But there is no escaping the fact that if dumping is made legal, landowners will take advantage of the situation. Once material has been dumped and levelled, ...

  10. Fire at tyre plant raises fear of legal loophole

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the tyre-shredding process, but it was not sure whether the operator had violated rules on the volume of dangerous goods stored onsite. It said that because of a legal loophole, officers had difficulty ... whether Jets Technics needed any operating licences from the department. It has been involved in a legal dispute with the company over a tenancy contract at the EcoPark in Tuen Mun. ...




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