Thursday, October 11, 2018

EPA deputy quits, cites Lai pressure

Chan first tendered his resignation after Lin stepped down and was replaced by Lai in September last year, citing what he said was Lai’s frequent defiance of democratic principles during his time as Tainan mayor, but was persuaded by Tsai to stay.
Amending the Air Pollution Control Act (空氣污染防制法) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Act (環境影響評估法) were the primary reasons he agreed to join the Cabinet, Chan wrote on Facebook yesterday morning.
However, over the past year, officials have not been allowed to thoroughly discuss policies at Executive Yuan meetings, he wrote.
While his goals have not been fully realized, the credibility of the EIA system is being undermined by pressure from Lai, which made him feel ashamed for not being able to accomplish his duties and led to his decision to leave, he wrote. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Plastic in your water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of a study on microplastics in water in Taiwan found that 44 percent of tap water had plastic specks, while seawater was also found to be heavily polluted with microplastics, announced the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday.