EPA official storms out of public meet

BENEFITING THE FEW:An amendment to the EIA rules might unduly expedite the development of projects by large corporations, a water resources advocate said

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 07, 2017
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

The first public hearing on an amendment to the nation’s environmental impact

Environmental groups yesterday perform a skit and hold banners protesting against proposed changes to environmental impact assessment rules in front of the Environmental Protection Administration building in Taipei. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

assessment (EIA) regulations broke up yesterday, after an official stormed out citing wrongful accusations by environmentalists.

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) originally scheduled public hearings for 9:30am and 2pm to discuss an amendment to the Standards for Determining Specific Items and Scope of Environmental Impact Assessments for Development Activities (開發行為應實施環境影響評估細目及範圍認定標準).

Before the start of the first hearing, environmental advocates gathered outside the EPA building to raise concerns about items on the bill.    [FULL  STORY]

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