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Stop approving EIAs with unsustainable practices, group urges Environment Dept
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KUALA LUMPUR – Forest land and logging licences seem to be advertised openly online without violating any laws – but authorities can still intervene to prevent further deforestation.

Rimba Disclosure Project (RDP), an independent initiative aimed at centralising sources of data to disclose activities harmful to the environment, said that nothing much can be done about the advertisements and sale of the lands and licences.

However, they stressed that government bodies such as the Environment Department (DoE) have the final say on the matter.

A spokesman for the project, who requested anonymity, told The Vibes that DoE could simply reject environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports for harmful activities taking place in the forest.

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