Press Releases

FAA Appeals MEPA decision on Valletta Regeneration Project…. 22.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar has lodged an appeal against the decision of the MEPA Board to grant Planning Application 03521/09 for “the construction of a new city gate for Valletta, Parliament building, new theatre at the Royal Opera House and ditch landscaping”.  Whilst reiterating that it favours the regeneration......

Press Release issued on: 22/09/2010

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MEPA Ignores Safety Requirements…. 14.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) deplores the manner in which the decision on the Marsaskala “rooftop public garden” was summarily decided, taking the public back to the bad old days of pre-reform MEPA.   FAA is representing Marsaskala residents in their struggle to protect their rights to retain a public......

Press Release issued on: 14/09/2010

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Heritage Preservation and Blind Eyes…. 11.9.10

    Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) is heartened to note that the restoration of Fort St Angelo is picking up momentum and augurs that the 10 million Euros required for the urgently-needed repairs are made available as soon as possible, just as funds have been found for other, less urgent projects. It is regretted......

Press Release issued on: 11/09/2010

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MEPA Rewards Illegalities…. 17.7.10

  The environment NGOs Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, NatureTrust Malta and Ramblers’ Association of Malta are pleased to note that MEPA reform is picking up momentum; the MEPA  Reform Act has now become law and the Environment Protection Department is being strengthened by an additional......

Press Release issued on: 17/07/2010

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Lack of Action on Air Quality Health Threat…. 4.7.10

  On the 24th June it was reported that Malta had taken the easy way out on air monitoring by convincing the EU that almost half of the 52 occasions when Malta exceeded EU limits of particulate matter in our air had were due to “natural causes” like ‘dust from the Sahara Desert’ and sea spray. The environment NGOs......

Press Release issued on: 04/07/2010

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Wrong Decisions are taken and will continue to be taken…. 26.6.10

  Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar is heartened by the MEPA Board’s request for a revision of plans for a project to construct 164 apartments, 232 garages and 960 square metres of commercial space on the site of the former Seven-Up factory in Hamrun. The issued raises at the hearing included the negative impact on the views......

Press Release issued on: 26/06/2010

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Delimara Power Station Extension Sludge…. 12.6.10

    Now that the dust seems to have settled in the debate on the Delimara Power Station Extension (DPSE), the environment NGOs Friends of the Earth, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Ramblers’ Association of Malta are seriously concerned that there are still potentially serious environmental problems which have not......

Press Release issued on: 12/06/2010

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Hondoq Consultation Shame

  Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar and Ramblers Association deplore MEPA’s handling of the public consultation regarding the Environment Impact Assessment of the proposed hotel, villas, apartments, and yacht marina at Hondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo. In view of the fact that a sizeable crowd was expected, the Qala school hall was chosen......

Press Release issued on: 30/05/2010

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NGO reaction to Hondoq ir-Rummien project…. 21.5.10

  The environment and heritage NGOs Archaeological Society Malta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, GAIA Foundation, Moviment Ħarsien Ħondoq and Ramblers Association maintain that the credibility of the Eco-Gozo campaign hangs in the balance as the Qala Creek project to build a hotel, approximately......

Press Release issued on: 21/05/2010

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MEPA reform kicking in, hopefully…. 12.5.10

  Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) welcomes recent decisions taken by MEPA boards that indicate an increased sensitivity to public interest and, not before time,  a social conscience. Friday 6th May marked a landmark decision for MEPA when a full application for the development of industrial garages in Maghtab was refused......

Press Release issued on: 12/05/2010

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