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The pressure group says it would otherwise be hard to understand why DoE has imposed 56 conditions.
Penang Forum says the department should have asked for a fresh design.
Chow Kon Yeow blames faulty computer-aided drawings for exceeding the number of 'berms' allowed by PWD.
Chow Kon Yeow responds to Najib Razak's criticism of the mega highway project.
Penang Forum says this violates the pledge of originality undertaken by the environmental consultants.
Building more roads does not resolve traffic problems, says a transport expert.
Meenakshi Raman urges the state government to reveal details in layman's terms.
He says drilling and blasting of 4 tunnels for proposed highway will cause minimal disturbance.
Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin says a 'middle path' solution must be found to the dispute over the controversial project.
It says past experiences have shown that projects are approved by federal environmental regulators without care given to genuine concerns.
However, the event held at USM proceeded after the university's vice-chancellor gave the nod.
The Department of Environment, with the assistance of the state government, will hold a townhall session on Sept 20 to hear the views of the people on the project, says chief minister.
Renowned US civil rights activist Katherine Egland delivers sharp rebuke over Penang's plan to build more roads, telling authorities to focus on battling climate change instead.
Feedback from explainers held over the past two months reveals most are surprised that a highway project is taking place in their backyards, says Penang Forum.
High-value, precision factories might relocate as a result of a proposed highway, part of the transport master plan for Penang, passing through the Bayan Lepas industrial area, says NGO leader.
Aliran also calls for review of Penang Transport Master Plan to check on long-term impact of such a massive project on environment.
Soil scientist Kam Suan Phen also criticises the EIA report for ignoring critical concerns including the impact of underground water flow.
Chow Kon Yeow says Najib cannot compare the cost of the proposed Penang highway link with the ECRL as both are completely different.
Activists raise concerns over a proposed tunnel to connect to a six-lane highway which could require close to a tonne of explosives during construction.