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By: Your daily bulletin of Taiwan news, courtesy of ICRT.
A controversial proposal by state refiner CPC Corp. to build a third liquefied natural gas (LBG) receiving terminal in Taoyuan has passed an environmental impact evaluation.
The government said Monday that the planned LNG terminal at the Guantang Industrial Park is a key part of its national energy security policy and plans to phase out nuclear power by 2025.
It could start operating by the first quarter of 2023.
However, environmental groups continue to oppose the project, saying the government should seek work to protect an endemic species of crustose coralline algae on coastal reefs found at the planned construction site. [FULL STORY]