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Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Judicial protest filed calling for immediate publication of tunnel studies

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other organisations representing a broad spectrum of society filed a judicial protest against the Minister for Transport and the Planning Authority to reveal all studies pertaining to the proposed tunnel between Malta and Gozo. They also asked for the carrying out of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as required by national and EU laws. The organisations state: “This game of hide and seek and of withholding of essential information must stop. The proposed tunnel will have enormous and far reaching consequences on the health, quality of life and environment of all who...

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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the honey bees. The ongoing destruction of this vegetation could have an impact on honey production and the pollination of agricultural crops in Malta. The construction methods used to upgrade these country pathways go against the water conservation measures already in place. The end result will facilitate water...

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