me write this. It makes me sad that humans are cutting down trees and hurting orangutans to get palm there were humans in the forest cutting it down. I told mummy that we should bring all the orangutansRead more
Dylan JamesLincoln, United Kingdom
Created Nov 10, 2018
Petition to Charlie Baker, Robert A. DeLeo, Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka
Mutilation/Cutting/Circumcision (FGM/C) on young girls.
FGM/C involves removing and damaging healthy and Mutilation/Cutting in India. Friends and relatives of mine also living in the United States have genital mutilation or cutting. As FGM/C is nearly always carried out on minors, is a violation of mutilation/cutting is a form of violence. There are laws against domestic violence and sexual together to take a stance against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting!
~ Aisha Yusuf, Hanna Stern, and Mariya TaherRead more
Dear Hon. Mayor Magalong,
Please stop the intended cutting of fifty four trees at Outlook Drive beloved city and also because the company has already acquired a tree-cutting permit from DENR.
We hopeRead more
.Michael A. Bengwayan, Ph.D. .Dizon Subd, Philippines
Created Jun 25, 2020
Petition to Ned Lamont, Joe Aresimowicz, Martin M. Looney
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) on girls.
A Connecticut ban on FGM/C is time-critical, as 39 Genital Mutilation/Cutting. I have been speaking out about my experience for the last 5 years because Mutilation/Cutting. Due to my experience and because I have friends and relatives who have also/cutting is a form of violence. There are laws against domestic violence and sexual assault and abuse. We 40th state to ban FGM/C. Let’s work together to take a stance against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting!
~ Zehra Patwa & Mariya TaherRead more
Mariya TaherCambridge, MA, United States
Created Oct 16, 2020
Petition to MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM. MINISTRY OF LAND AND RESETTLEMENT. ATTORNEY GENERAL. ACC OMBUDS
Namibia is the most arid country South of Sahara. We have limited trees, which we need to protect to ensure the sustainability of our fragile ecosystem.
Some of our most endangered trees, such as rosewood, are found on state communal land which is leased out. State communal land is not private property! Every communal land leasehold holder must abide by the terms of the leasehold which prohibits the destruction of said property.
We have come to hear about those lessees who destroy our national trees, our childrens heritage, and plunder national heritage for own gain, by selling the trees to make furniture ! ACC, Ombudsman, Ministry of Land and Ministry of Environment ACT NOW AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE AND OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR. Read more
Michigan's DNR is CLEAR CUTTING/DE-FORESTING Thousands of Acres of Public Lands in Upper CUTTING: ASPEN, BIRCH, CHERRY AND MAPLE. There is NO reason for this type of Deforestation in the year 2016. There are many ways to manage the forest other than CLEAR CUTTING it just takes a little rather in their beauty and what that beauty brings. CLEAR CUTTING Michigan's Forests may put some shortRead more
David RasselCrystal Falls, MI, United States
Created Aug 16, 2016
Petition to Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Respected Sir,I hereby file my strong objections to the proposal of tree cutting inside the Aarey duty to protect flora and fauna. Cutting these trees needlessly cannot be called sustainable development. Please do not sanction any permissions to cut even a single tree in Aarey. Since tree cuttingRead more
Created Oct 2, 2018
Petition to STATE PLANNING COMMITTEE, Dato' Sri Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man, YAB Dato' Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob Malaysia, phee boon poh
Quarry in Penang threatens surrounding residents
Setia Pearl Island: More than 7,500 residents here are worried for their safety following daily quarry activities less than 200 metres from their homes.
Blasting activities have become increasingly frequent this year causing grave concern among residents in this dense residential area.
Residents claim at least three blasts are heard daily about noon between 20 to 30 minute intervals.
Last Thursday, rocks flew from the quarry site during a blasting session and damaged the roof of a house nearby. Quarry also affects the surrounding properties - cracked walls.
Whereas another housing project nearby that will link via Persiaran Kelicap in near future, dubbed Sunway Hills,
- involves housing development on the 32.4 hectare sensitive hill land located above 250 feet above sea level and a gradient exceeding 25 degrees which is multiple time beyond the limit permitted by law.
- consist of 600 units of 14 Blocks of Condos ranging from 9 to 18 storey high including car parks, 3 storey bungalows and 2 club houses
Development on sensitive hill land of more than 250 feet should not be allowed, as it poses serious environmental and social impacts for residents in neighboring land such as soil erosion, landslides and landslips, and unstable soils and negative impacts from blasting works.
These are the precise concerns of the Sungai Ara residents that are also faced presently by other residents in Paya Terubong, and Jesselton Heights.
The struggle in the public interest should be supported for a better environment and a better Penang!
Herewith is a chronological list of events that will bring the reader up todate:-
1. We have won the case at the Penang Appeals Board on 20 Nov 2015 based on the valid facts below:-
a. 27/6/2007 – The Penang Structure Plan 2020 was gazetted by the previous Govt , to prohibit development on Hill height exceeding 250 ft abv sea level and slope gradient exceeding 25 degrees.
b. The developer had Failed to give proper or adequate grounds to justifiable exceptions described as “special project”.
c. An exception to any hill development under Special project needs to be related to developments concerning public interest or government related infrastructure or very limited development but the proposed project of housing development totaling 600 units cannot be described as one.
d. This is in contravention of the provision under Clause DS30-L5 in the Penang Structure Plan 2020 where “excision of hill land” to allow housing development can only be done and the development needs to be crystalised/implemented PRIOR to the Penang Structure Plan being gazetted on 27/6/2007.
However, in this case, Sunway, the developer was given approval for “excision of the Hill land” status under the Land Conservation Act 1960 only on 12/6/2012 after the Penang Structure Plan 2020 was gazette and enforced on 27/6/2007.
The “excision of the hill land” was Approved by the State Land Dept on 12/6/2012 after Sunway paid RM1 million as “bayaran khas” to the Current state government.
(NOTE: 30/12/2010 - The title deed showed that the land was subject to Land Conservation Act 1960 when it was transferred to Sunway)
e. Any development on sensitive hill land under “Special project” can only be approved by the State Planning Committee (SPC) but the delegation of power to MBPP in approving the planning permission is considered Invalid.
2. Sunway then filed for Judicial Review to Penang High Court who quashed the Appeal’s Board judgement on 29 May 2017.
3. The Penang High Court also granted the legal costs to be paid by the residents amounting to RM25,000 each, to Sunway and MBPP totalling RM50,000.
4. We have filed an Appeal to the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya on 2017 and the case is still ongoing to-date.
5. We have already incurred a significant amount of legal fees and expenses/disbursements totalling RM105,000 (EXCLUDING the Legal Claims totalling RM50,000 granted by the Penang High Court to Sunway and MBPP) through the monetary collections from the affected residents , during the Appeal Board and Penang High Court hearings. This financial burden has taken a toll on many of the affected residents and has exhausted the fund.
6. With the help of an NGO through their professional legal service, we filed the Appeal to the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya and the lawyers are doing the work pro bono (no professional fees) but the residents are paying for the legal expenses related to the filing of affidavits etc.
Though the lawyers are not charging us their “professional fees” but there are compulsory legal costs to be incurred for every submissions and hearing as mentioned above and also, disbursement expenses incurred by the lawyers representing us.
1. As a contingency plan, We also need to make some monetary provisions for the FINAL legal stage at the Federal Court level , should EITHER PARTY lose in this Court of Appeal. The Federal Court is the LAST means to fight this battle in saving this Hill in Sg Ara.
2. The outcomes of the Sungai Ara case have significant implications not only for the residents of Sungai Ara but also the people of Penang, as it involves planning law and hill land developments.
Please save our Penang Hills !!Read more
Beautiful PenangGeorgetown, Malaysia
Created Oct 17, 2018
Petition to Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
Over 54000 mangrove trees covering 13.36 hectares of land are to be razed for The Bullet Train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. This is going to be devastating for both the biodiversity and climate. India is already battling heatwave conditions with Delhi marked under red category by Indian Meteorological Department and temperature of Rajasthan reaching above 50°C along with visual rise in temperature throughout the country and this is only going to make conditions worse. Plants by evaporating water through their leaves into the atmosphere not only maintains the water cylce keeping rain schedules but also reduces atmospheric temperature by 4°C. If 51°C is already more than enough to endure would an increase of more 4°C be helpful? This project needs to be stopped or find another alternative without causing any damage to our environment. We need development but not at the cost of our lives.Read more
Meadowlily Woods is home to many endangered species of wildlife and plants. These woods have already been damaged by developers, and now developers are trying to destroy even more of these woods for profit. Please sign and share and I will forward to the appropriate parties involved. Read more
Alison WrightonLondon, Canada
Created May 23, 2020
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