Cross-Taiwan rallies against air pollution to be held Dec. 17

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/12/06
By: Wang Shwu-fen, Hao Hsueh-chin, Hsieh Chia-chen and Kuan-lin Liu

Taipei, Dec. 6 (CNA) Environmental groups in Taiwan will rally against air pollution Dec. 17 to demand that the central government better address the health hazard.

An environmental protection alliance, including a southern Taiwan alliance against air pollution, the Pingtung Environmental Protection Alliance, a mother’s group for better health, and the Kaohsiung branch of Air Clean Taiwan, held a press conference Tuesday to list their four demands associated with air pollution.

They asked for the fees for air polluters to be raised, for the amount of air pollution state-run companies are allowed to release to be reduced by 50 percent in three years, as well as opposing the burning of coal, and opposing amendments that have been made to the acts regarding air pollution and environmental assessment.    [FULL  STORY]

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