Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Cho Po-yuan (
Cho also highlighted that public access should never have been given in the first place, since the motion had not been passed by the highest level of the Bureau of Environmental Inspection.
In the face of accusations that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) had followed unlawful procedures in giving the public access to the Pinglin-Shihding section of the freeway, Lee Tai-ming (
However, according to Hao Wen-bing (
Speaking about the EPA investigative team's decision, Chen Hsiung-wen (
Hao said, however, that these conditions which included controlling access and tearing down the access route in the event that Feitsui Reservoir was affected were "impossible to fulfill," which the events of the last few days had proved.
Hao added, "If these measures had been possible they would have been performed long ago," explaining that before recent events, the EPA has for the last 7 consecutive terms maintained a strict policy restricting public access to the Pinglin-Shiding section of the Taipei-Ilan highway despite continuous appeals from the MCT.
Waving a letter that former minister of justice Chen Ding-nan (
Cho said, "Chen has endangered the drinking resources of 450,0000 Taipei citizens by his actions."
Chou demanded further investigation by the Control Yuan into the legality of giving the public access to the Pingling-Shihding section of the Taipei-Ilan highway.