The Na­tion­al­ist Party and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment

Malta Independent - - LETTERS -

While force­fully op­pos­ing de­vel­op­ment at Zon­qor Point, the Na­tion­al­ist Party then came out in favour of the race track be­ing pro­posed at Sig­giewi which will gob­ble up more than 700 tu­moli of vir­gin land. So how can I be­lieve the Na­tion­al­ist Party when it says it has turned green? Zon­qor Point de­vel­op­ment will take up 18,000 square me­tres, while the race track will eat up 50 times as much (ie 1,000,000 square me­tres).

Let’s reach a con­sen­sus as a na­tion that cer­tain projects are a nono for Malta be­cause they cause too much en­vi­ron­men­tal dam­age and are not sus­tain­able in the long run

Let’s reach a con­sen­sus as a na­tion that liv­ing in a democ­racy does not mean liv­ing with­out lim­its. This con­sen­sus would lead us to give pri­or­ity to buses by in­tro­duc­ing more bus lanes and to re­duce the num­ber cars on the roads by in­tro­duc­ing tar­iffs in cer­tain ar­eas, or that cars with the num­ber plate end­ing in even num­bers can be driven in the rush hour while oth­ers can­not and vice versa, or sim­i­lar rules which have the same ef­fect.

Joe Portelli Nadur

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