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Pollution `Fight’ A Blue-Sky Joke

Updated on Apr 18, 2008 – SCMP

Since Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen took office and made fighting pollution one of his main goals, nothing of substance has been done. His Action Blue Sky campaign is a joke. What else has been done, sir?

Now a government spokesman says that some of our power plants still have not been retrofitted with the newest technology to cut emissions (“Carbon caps for power plants mean high bills”, April, 11).

Can someone tell me why that is? How many years has this technology been available? When, if ever, do our power companies plan to retrofit the plants that are not up to standard?

It is amazing that so little has been done. We have been studying the feasibility of an idling engine ban and road pricing for more than 20 years.

I see why the government still uses 1987 air pollution standards. They are behind most “world cities” by 20 years.

Terry Scott, Sha Tin

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