Environmentalists call for protection of Taoyuan reef

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 16, 2017
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

About 100 people yesterday gathered near the Presidential Office in Taipei, calling for

Taoyuan’s Datan District environmental group yesterday protests in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei against a planned natural gas project that they say could harm algal reefs. Photo: CNA

the government to protect coastal algal reefs that could be endangered by the planned construction of a natural gas processing plant in Taoyuan’s Datan District (大潭).

State-owned CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC) plans to build its third natural gas processing plant on reclaimed land in Taoyuan’s Kuanyin Industrial Park (觀音工業區) next to the reefs.

The plan is to be discussed in an upcoming environmental impact assessment meeting.

The protest was organized by environmentalists who said they have been concerned about the reefs for many years.    [FULL STORY]

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