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Monthly Archives: February 2001

The Daily Star: Greens and council tangle over future of racetrack

14 February 2001 Samar Kanafani Daily Star staff Controversial decision to extend life of Hippodrome has environmentalists up in arms A decision to have the Beirut Hippodrome remain a racetrack has angered    local environmental groups who want to transform the location into   a public garden. The Beirut Municipal Council voted late last month   to renew...
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POLEMIQUE- Une menace pour le retour des habitant chrétiens de Damour, tiraille entre agriculture et tourisme

14 Fevrier 2001 Un projet de complexe balnéaire devait être réalisé sur           le terrain appartenant à l'Ordre maronite dans la plaine de Damour           (Sud de Beyrouth) qui s'étend sur près de 800 mètres de profondeur           au pied du village et jusqu'à la plage et qui jouit depuis 1968 d'une           double classification: 600 mètres agricole de largeur,...
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Quarries determined by ‘politics,’ not environment

05 February 2001 The Daily Star Maha Al-Azar Daily Star staff Quarry licensing is influenced by politics, making it had for regulations           to be applied regardless of owners' political connections, environmental           and industry experts said over the weekend. Allegations of political influence over the controversial industry           were made by numerous...
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