Citizens Air Opinions on the Xiamen PX Project – Danwei

Danwei has the latest on the public reaction to the recent environmental assessment of the proposed Xiamen PX chemical project:

When the environmental report was made public last week, Xiamen Online launched a poll to measure the public’s reaction to the study. The poll was closed the following day after 55,376 of 58,454 votes were cast against the project; the website said that it had neglected to screen for multiple votes cast from the same IP address, rendering the lopsided results invalid.

So this hearing offered a chance to hear a more reliable selection of opinions on the project. One hundred representatives were selected (fifty from the municipal People’s Congress and Political Consultative Committee, and fifty from the general public); fifty-seven got a chance to speak yesterday. Forty-five of forty-nine public representatives opposed the project, as did seven of the eight government representatives who had time to speak.

Lian Yue, the columnist who was one of the major promoters of the anti-PX effort earlier this year, posted summaries of the comments of all the representatives who spoke. [Full text]

December 14, 2007 1:09 PM
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Categories: Environment, Society