PLEDGE IGNORED:A water resources organization said that southern voters should cast ballots for those who care about the environment, not the DPP or the KMT
Date: Dec 17, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Environmentalists yesterday accused the presidential candidates of paying
insufficient attention to pollution issues in southern Taiwan, saying that they refused to sign a pledge drafted by environmental groups calling for the termination of energy and pollution-intensive development projects in southern municipalities.
A coalition of environmental groups sent the pledge to the Taipei headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the People First Party (PFP) earlier this month.
They asked that the parties’ presidential and legislative candidates endorse a combination of proposals, including stopping the expansion of the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan and Kaohsiung, the establishment of an oil refinery area in Kaohsiung and the expansion of China Steel Corp and the state-run oil refiner CPC Corp. [FULL STORY]