Tim Wong 6B (25)
Summary:The government may face a legal challenge from green groups if it approves the encroachment of a landfill extension on Clear Water Bay Country Park. Green groups will meet today to discuss ways to oppose the move, which may include a media campaign, complaints to the Ombudsman, or seeking a judicial review.The groups’warning came after the Advisory Council on the Environment recommended that a permit be issued to the Environmental Protection Department for the Tseung Kwan O landfill extension into a 5 hectare area in the park.Last year,the Country Parks Board, an advisory body to the director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), also approved the extension on condition that the encroachment was temporary and the site would be returned after restoration.
Comment: I agree with the green groups. This “war” between the government and the green groups has begun 15 years ago In my opinio, landfill will cause a greet damage to the natural environment. The government should think of a way to balance the urban development and environmental protection. Stopping environmental damage activities is the only solution to end the arguements between green groups and The government.