(6A Man Uen Ching)
Green groups warn of legal challenge over landfill extension into country park.
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.The groups say the Country Parks Ordinance appears to forbid this.Central to the dispute is whether the spirit of the ordinance, enacted in 1976 to protect 40 per cent of the land from development, would be violated, and under what legal mechanism the encroachment could be allowed.
I think that if the government approves this encroachment, it will lead a great pollution to the environment.Protect the environment is the main topic in this century. Of course, development must go on, but the government should
be more environmental friendly.