Flawed EIA report? It looks like it will be NO GO for the controversial plan to build a RM300MW coal-fired plant in Sabah. Since the project was initiated during the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi regime, the people in Sabah and environmental NGOs have joined hands to oppose it. Last month, Najib Razak said the Government will seek the people's views listen to the people before deciding on the project.
Following the Prime Minister's assurance, the relevant authorities have revisited all aspects of the proposed project, including the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report.
The latest? I hear that the ministry in charge of the environment in Sabah has submitted a report to express its grave reservations about the coal-fired plant. The report has even questioned the accuracy of a detailed EIA carried out by the Department of Environment in supporting the construction of the plant.
If you haven't been following the Lahad Datu coal-plant issue and why our Sabahan bros and sis feel so strongly about it, read: