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Green groups are refusing to work with the Airport Authority on the environmental impact process for the planned third runway unless it broadens the scope of studies.
The warnings came as the authority yesterday officially began the statutory impact assessment process by submitting a profile of the runway project to the Environmental Protection Department.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
Green activists have accused the government of delaying the introduction of new air quality objectives by opting for time-consuming legislation.6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
When one side's interest is the only one that counts5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Unlike court verdicts that decide the winner and loser of the case, the Court of Appeal's ruling on the planned bridge to Zhuhai and Macau offers the possibility of both sides winning.13 Oct 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 court's decision against the government concerning the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Three infrastructure projects put on hold due to legal controversy over the environmental assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge can now resume their public consultation process following the government's victory in a judicial review.29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
A Court of Appeal ruling yesterday cleared the way for the government to press ahead with work on the long-delayed HK$83 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
There is a growing awareness in some parts of the world of the impact of social policies. As a result, more people are realising that the systematic study of such impacts could not only ensure more long-term welfare development, but also improve a policy's design, planning and implementation.28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Striking a balance between the needs for development and environmental protection is not easy. In a city where development is synonymous with progress, conservation has always been a difficult course to champion, until a law was put in place to mandate all projects to undergo green impact studies 13 years ago.22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The environmental impact assessment is not the magic bullet to solve the city's woes. At best, it helps keep things from getting worse.
Many people pin so much hope on the law, critics say, that they forget how limited it is in solving our deep-seated environmental problems.19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Green activists like to joke that environmental impact assessments are 'invincible'. They are compiled, tabled, commented upon - but never rejected.19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
The Environmental Protection Department has rejected only seven out of 196 environmental impact assessment studies on major construction projects over the past 13 years, according to the latest figures available on its website - prompting critics to question the effectiveness of the law and call for reforms.19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Five green groups have jointly called on the government to revamp the environmental impact assessment (EIA) system, which they say is full of loopholes and fails to protect the environment.23 May 2011 - 12:00am
The government has advised the Town Planning Board to approve two new buildings at the Central Police Station compound even though the sites could contain historic remains.
The Planning Department, in a paper prepared for a meeting of the board today, says it has 'no objection' to the Jockey Club building two new wings at the heritage site on Hollywood Road.6 May 2011 - 12:00am