Gail Woon, environmentalist and founder of Earthcare, is appealing to the government to implement legislation protecting the environment as a matter of urgency.

Speaking at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Freeport yesterday, Woon said that as Grand Bahama is dubbed the "industrial capital" of The Bahamas, some industries have been detrimental to our environment.

"The sad thing is that in 2009 we still do not have environmental legislation to speak of," Woon said.

According to Woon, many industries on Grand Bahama were attracted to The Bahamas due to our lack of rules about environmental stewardship and lack of environmental legislation to serve as a watchdog of sorts.

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