Date: Jun 13, 2017
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
The Yunlin County Government yesterday extended Formosa Petrochemical Corp’s (台塑石化) permits
for its coal-fired boilers, upsetting environmentalists’ hopes of reducing air pollution in the county.
On Saturday, the Anti-Air Pollution Alliance and other groups marched in the county’s Douliou City (斗六), urging the county government not to extend the 12 permits at the company’s naphtha cracker plant in the county’s Mailiao Township (麥寮) that expired on Sunday.
More than a thousand people attended the march, alliance spokesperson Chiang Yiao-hsian (蔣耀賢) said.
However, the Yunlin County Environmental Protection Bureau decided to extend the company’s 12 permits, as well as one that was set to expire next month. [FULL STORY]