Press Releases

MEPA — From Bad to Worse

    Just as the MEPA CEO tried to assure the public that the controversial amnesty will not apply to abuse in Out of Development Zones (ODZ), it has come to light that MEPA had approved a concrete platform for a kiosk at Ghadira Bay, clearly an out of development zone. This is the first of only seven kiosks to be so......

Press Release issued on: 21/02/2015

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Road traffic

      NGOs Friends of the Earth, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and the Noise Abatement Society of Malta welcome the study on Malta traffic drawn up by the University of Malta Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The study found that excessive dependence on private transport and the ever-growing......

Press Release issued on: 31/01/2015

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FAA reply re Victoria Local Council’s Demand to Uproot Trees

      Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) has noted the Victoria Local Council’s claim that uprooting the trees at it-Tokk, is a ‘legitimate demand’. The truth is quite the opposite, as these trees are protected by the Trees and Woodlands Protection Act of 2011, as confirmed by MEPA, therefore......

Press Release issued on: 02/01/2015

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Gozo Trees at it-Tokk, Safe

‘Protected’ trees butchered at it-Tokk     Following Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s court action to prohibit MEPA from permitting the intended uprooting of the Ficus trees at it-Tokk, Gozo, MEPA has confirmed to the court that it will not issue such a permit. Claiming they were causing damage, Victoria Local......

Press Release issued on: 29/11/2014

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Spend Bridge Funds on Gozitans’ Real Interests

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar understands Gozitans’ need for better accessibility, however building a bridge will not solve all Gozo’s problems; FAA has always maintained Gozo needs an effective drive to create high-end employment coupled with the upgrading of ferry transport, roads and public transport. Service companies......

Press Release issued on: 24/11/2014

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2015 Budget

  The environmental provisions in this year’s budget are random, lacking in coherence and planning. They seem no more than a half-hearted effort to fill the total lack of environmental provisions in the draft budget – a Freudian slip revealing the lack of importance that this Government accords to the environment. Undertaking......

Press Release issued on: 18/11/2014

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Removal of trees at Victoria’s It-Tokk square

Tokk trees in happier days     Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar asks court to stop removal of trees at Victoria’s It-Tokk square     Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) have filed a warrant of prohibitory injunction in the Gozo Court in a bid to stop the uprooting of trees as part of an EU-funded embellishment project......

Press Release issued on: 15/11/2014

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Abusive Quarry at Ta’ Muxi, Qala, Gozo

Quarry at Ta’ Muxi, Qala, Gozo   The Case Officer’s claim that “there are no particular concerns for the renewal of permit” contrasts sharply with the objections by Qala residents who have for years suffered the polluting traffic of heavy trucks passing through the narrow village streets instead of the bypass as......

Press Release issued on: 13/11/2014

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Proposals for Coastline Hotels Violate the Law and Lack Vision

  The proposal to build three hotels, ruining the beautiful Xghajra-Mwiegel-San Anard-Zonqor coastline by further cementification, instead of rehabilitating it ecologically, is of grave concern. A hotel at Smart City could make sense, and a sensitive conversion of Fort Leonardo could be accepted as long as it respects the......

Press Release issued on: 08/11/2014

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The Armier “boat-houses”

  E-NGOs Ramblers Association, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Friends of the Earth, note that Dr Michael Falzon, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, has recently stated that Government has in the last months talked to the representatives of the Armier squatters more than once. This was not good news; indeed......

Press Release issued on: 01/11/2014

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