Hong Kong Government rides again! Led by the Environmental “PROTECTION” Department’s Elvis Au, they have now decided to fund the most expensive, most difficult and takes longest to build, most stupid, useless and destructive solution to HK’s rubbish problems: The Shek Kwu Chau (pronounced Sek Gu Chau) HK Government White Elephant Rubbish Solution Hope.
I print here in its entirety the email I received from Living Islands Movement today and urge you to help. This is a disaster, not only for us Lantau people but for all of Hong Kong. Write to the bastards! Please!
Living Islands Movement
Dear Members and Friends
We were very disappointed that the LegCo Panel on Environmental Affairs voted in favour of the Environmental Protection Department’s application for funding the incinerator and extending the three landfills (“3+1″). There were 9 in favour, 6 against and 1 obstained.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many members who made written or oral submissions to the public meetings on Saturday 22nd and on Friday 28th March.
The application for funding will be submitted to the Public Works Subcommittee in April and then the final stage of approval will be sought from the Finance Committee in June.
What can we do now?
We need to lobby the members of the Public Works Subcommittee and the Finance Committee to vote against the incinerator application.
We strongly encourage you to send emails to the members of these committees, and will shortly distribute an automatic email list for this purpose, as well as some suggested arguments for rejecting the incinerator (though you already know many good reasons).
It’s important to remember that the super-prison planned for Hei Ling Chau was not rejected until the Finance Committee stage, and a strong effort over the coming weeks could again win the day.
Your contribution to lobbying could make all the difference! We also need to raise some funds to continue our efforts so feel free to join as a member or make a donation.
The LIM Committee