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Military and Security Forces: March 1, 2012‎

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According to the Environmental Protection Ministry’s deputy director general for enforcement, the IDF is preventing investigation of pollution in West Bank army bases. Eighteen months ago, on a tour of IDF bases in the West Bank, Itzhak Ben-David observed that fuel and oil were leaking into the ground. He submitted a complaint on the issue but was unable to receive a satisfactory answer.

Political: February 11, 2012

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Even though that 30 thousand tonnes of toxic waste lay in the Oil Refineries factory in the bay of Haifa, the Ministry of Environmental Protection allows the company to postpone the clearance for over 4 years.

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February 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Economy and Society: November 18, 2011

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The Ministry of Finance has released a proposal to expedite the planned development of Israel’s seaports while easing environmental protection requirements, which would have a significant financial impact on the projects.  The Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel have attacked the plan and called it a major departure from proper planning procedures, and that the Finance Ministry’s plan violates current planning legislation.

Economy and Society: July 7, 2011

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The Ministry of Environmental Protection decided to erase the name of the head of the Jordan Valley Regional Council, Yossi Vardi, from an indictment filed against the District Council and the Regional Water Association for the Jordan River pollution. The Regional Council and the Regional Water Association will pay a fine of 400 thousand NIS for polluting the river for many years. At that time, the Bedouin Council of Tel Sheva was fined 130 thousand NIS for six months of pollution in Be’er Sheva creek. The head of their Regional Council was prosecuted following a flow of sewage which streamed into the creek, and was convicted under a plea bargain.

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