Press Releases

Abusive Valletta Night-Time Costruction Works

Abusive night-time construction, Valletta.   Cranes, heavy duty vehicles and construction machinery blocking roads and working during the night without the presence of wardens has become a common sight in Valletta.  MEPA permits construction works to continue through the night in Valletta in order to avoid blocking streets......

Press Release issued on: 28/10/2012

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MEPA back to the bad old days: building flats in the garden of Villa Mekrech in Ghaxaq

The MEPA Board dropped any pretence of environmental and heritage protection this morning when it approved the building of flats in the garden of Villa Mekrech in Ghaxaq. In 2005 the MEPA Heritage Committee had demanded that this garden be scheduled as “the uniqueness of this feature in the Maltese Islands as well as the integrity......

Press Release issued on: 25/10/2012

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Wanton Destruction Of Trees Continues Unabated

  The killing spree that is destroying whole stands of Malta’s trees has now struck the trees at Aldo Moro road, which were savagely cut down in a road upgrade project. However details of this project are not available on the MEPA website. There is no evidence of a permit having been applied for and granted, nor of public......

Press Release issued on: 09/10/2012

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FAA Tree Group thanks Authorities for Saving Senglea’s Trees but worries for Paola’s

FAA applauds the Authorities’ decision to rescind plans to uproot almost 40 mature trees at Senglea Waterfront following the public outcry.   It is laudable that the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, Transport Malta, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and MEPA have re-examined this project,......

Press Release issued on: 06/10/2012

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Officially-Sanctioned Tree Vandalism

  Following the destruction of the magnificent trees at Mellieha Sanctuary and the planned uprooting of trees at Kennedy Grove and in front of the Phoenicia Hotel, the Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar Tree Group is very concerned about the planned removal of some 38 trees at Senglea waterfront. While it supports the need to......

Press Release issued on: 22/09/2012

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Mepa’s omissions lead to destruction of archaeology: Skorba Neolithic Temples

Heritage and environment associations The Archaelogical Society, Malta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Ramblers’ Association, Malta, along with residents of Zebbiegħ are extremely concerned about a MEPA permit to carry out a development on a site in the vicinity of the Skorba Neolithic Temples in Zebbiegħ, limits of Mgarr. MEPA......

Press Release issued on: 04/08/2012

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Politicians’ Double Standards on Environment: Rio +20

The NGOs Friends of the Earth (Malta), Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA), NatureTrust (Malta), Malta Organic Agriculture Movement (MOAM) and Ramblers Association of Malta share Environment Minister De Marco’s conclusion that the Rio+20 Summit lacked ambition. The Rio+20 declaration reaffirms the ‘Rio Principles’ first agreed......

Press Release issued on: 30/06/2012

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Malta still not in line with EU rules regarding renewable energy

European Commission Press release   Brussels, 21 June 2012 Increasing the share of renewable energy to 20% in the EU energy consumption by 2020 relies on the commitment of Member States to fully implement the requirements of EU legislation. The Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) had to be transposed by Member......

Press Release issued on: 21/06/2012

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LIDL in Xewkija and Sustainability

The environment groups Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA), Friends of the Earth Malta, Gozo University Group, Malta Organic Agriculture Movement, Nature Trust Malta and Ramblers’ Association of Malta highlight the fact that the application to construct a Lidl supermarket on unbuilt fields in the Xewkija Valley is due to be......

Press Release issued on: 31/05/2012

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Blood Money For The Destruction Of Our Heritage

  Last Thursday Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and Ramblers’ Association of Malta objected to MEPA’s approval of abusive works on a 24 house project on an ‘Area of High Landscape Value’ at the Victoria Lines, on the sides of the valley beneath Madliena. This project was granted in January 2010, in spite of the fact......

Press Release issued on: 19/05/2012

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