AD disagree with PL on MEPA
Labour's proposals on MEPA reform show that the environment is relegated to 2nd division status, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson Michael Briguglio said.
"Instead of promising amnesties to building irregularities and to further weaken the environment section, AD is expecting a proper reform of MEPA, so that it can truly protect the environment and common citizens against overdevelopment,” Dr Briguglio argued. In particular, MEPA's decision-making structures and the Directorate for the Protection of the Environment need to be strengthened, he explained adding that the PL is proposing to further isolate the environment thus adding more uncertainty in the process.
Dr Briguglio stated that if elected to Parliament, the AD will propose that MEPA and the Malta Resources Authority are brought together as one authority. The AD Chairperson proposed that the government side will retain the right to appoint members on this consolidated Authority only after both Parliament and a Select Committee consent to the proposed appointments.