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Letters to the Editor, January 14, 2013

Beauty of New Territories being ruined

I couldn't agree more with Guy Shirra's points ("Scrap unfair small-house policy now", January 9).

I am so disillusioned with this policy and with Hong Kong in general.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:31am 9 comments

Letters to the Editor, November 24, 2012

Environment officials can do better job

The Environmental Protection Department's dogged intention to locate a massive off-shore waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau marked a low point in governance.

The decision was made for the wrong reasons, when there were more cost-effective and environmentally viable alternatives available.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am 2 comments

Paying for clean air can never be too expensive

A government study has shown that the city achieved its overall clean-air targets in 2010, cutting emission levels of four pollutants by up to 60 per cent compared with 1997. But this ignores the real problem - roadside air pollution - which just keeps getting worse.

29 Oct 2012 - 12:54am 1 comment

Government resolve on cleaner air must not waver

We might finally have an administration that cares about cleaning our filthy air. Indications are that the new administration led by C.Y.Leung will act to finally stem the choking smog that represents Hong Kong's No 1 public health crisis and is a major impediment to the city's competitiveness.

25 Oct 2012 - 2:42am

Tough measures considered to get old diesel vehicles off Hong Kong's roads

The government is considering adopting tough measures to phase out old diesel-powered commercial vehicles to help tackle declining air quality.

Environment secretary Wong Kam-sing said yesterday that the government would consider policies such as those on the mainland of not renewing licences for diesel-powered vehicles more than 15 years old.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:35am 4 comments