Thu, Dec 27, 2012 - Page 3 News List

Cabinet’s wetlands bill encounters opposition

PROTECTION?Lawmakers and activists railed against a provision that would remove an area’s classification as a wetland when necessary in the interest of the public

By Loa Iok-sin and Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporters

“Of course, we hope that we would never have to void the status of a wetland, but it may happen that a wetland disappears because of a severe natural disaster, that’s when we have to void the status,” Yeh said.

However, Yeh’s answer found little support. As the deadlock continued late into the afternoon, committee chair Pasuya Yao (姚文智) asked the two sides to hold more detailed discussions on the issue before the next meeting to review the law in a couple of weeks.

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