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Okinawa leader to revoke permit for landfill off Camp Schwab

  • April 2, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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Monday’s Yomiuri claimed that Okinawa Governor Onaga is inclined to rescind this summer the landfill permit that his predecessor issued in 2013  for the construction of the Futenma replacement facility off Camp Schwab in a bid to thwart the central government’s plan this week to launch a new phase of the ongoing relocation work. The governor is expected to revoke the permit on the grounds that the central government has not taken appropriate measures to safeguard the environment there. The GOJ is likely to counter the rescindment by taking the matter to court. In December 2016, the Supreme Court ruled against the governor’s attempt to “cancel” the same permit. 

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