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October , 2017
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Updating Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Management Act

Source: Business Mirror, New Delhi, Date: October , 2017

Source: Business Mirror, New Delhi, Oct 13, 2017:- THE House Committee on Ecology chaired by Rep. Estrellita Suansing of the First District of Nueva Ecija has approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) out to amend the Clean Air Act of 1999 and the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which were found to be ineffective. The TWG, to be headed by Rep. Carlos Cojuangco of the First District of Tarlac, will tackle a proposal by Rep. Carlito Marquez of the Lone District of Aklan under House Bill (HB) 2286 designed to repeal Section 20 of the Clean Air Act and some other provisions of the Solid Waste Management Act.In particular, the measure sought to address the urgent solid-waste issues in the country that lead to flooding, erosion, landslides, as well as other dangers on landfills and dumpsites affecting people living near them. The bill also intended to clarify the claim that waste incineration is harmful to the environment, and seeks to set up waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities in the country.

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