Kataeb MP Elias Hankache on Wednesday accused the ruling authority of insisting on harming the people's health and damaging the environment, condemning the decision to expand the Burj Hammoud waste landfill.
"All the plans previously set out by the Environment Ministry were not implemented. How can we trust that this government's plan would be brought into action?" Hankache said in an interview on Voice of Lebanon radio station.
“They keep saying that the proposed solution is temporary until the whole situation in Lebanon as well as people’s lives and health have all become in limbo,” he said.
"How can they tolerate this crime under the pretext that there are no alternative solutions?" he asked. "Once again, they are forcing people to choose between what is bad and worse."