Environmental activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh said State officials were attempting to interfere with the independent findings of the Highway Review Committee (HRC) because the review was not in the Government's favour.
Kublalsingh visited the Prime Minister's office, in St Clair, Port of Spain yesterday to deliver a three-page letter detailing the sequence of events from her promise to undertake the technical review back in March 2012 up to the delivery of the findings on February 3.
"They are attacking the document," Kublalsingh said, as he spoke to members of the media after delivering the letter.
He said State officials were attempting to bully members of the Joint Consultative Council (JCC) and the Highway Re-Route Movement to get an addendum added to completed document.
The HRC report recommends that the National Infrastructure Development Company, the project managers for the $7.2 billion highway expansion development project, stop the Debe to Mon Desir segment until the relevant technical studies were completed or find an alternative route.
"I don't think it makes sense to badger the JCC and writers of the report to basically imply that there would be legal challenges, bluster and bluff and that's not the way to do it," he said.
"I have been in contact with Dr (James) Armstrong (the chairman of the HRC), basically writing him telling him that nothing ought to be added to that document, it needs to be secure," he said.
Kublalsingh said since the release of the report there have been cottage meetings and loud-speaker announcements in Debe in an attempt to convince residents that the document was in favour of the Government project.
"Basically saying that they have been given the green light and they know that that is not correct but using propaganda to create confusion in the minds of the people," he said.
Works Minister Emmanuel George, who was first to comment on the findings of the report, had also stated that the Government had the green light to continue the project.
Afra Raymond, head of the JCC,yesterday said he could "not confirm" Kublalsingh's statements, but would be calling a media conference on Monday to address the issue.
Kublalsingh, who appeared to be still frail, said he had problems walking because his knees were affected by the rapid muscle loss during his three-week long hunger strike back in November outside the Prime Minister's office.
It was Kublalsingh's commitment to die for the cause that triggered the JCC to step in and mediate the then soured discourse between the Government and the Highway Reroute Movement.
That mediation led to the formation of the HRC, a band of professionals from various related fields, which presented their findings on the construction of the highway between Debe and Mon Desir of the extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin.
"They (Government) are dissatisfied and what they should do is do the honourable thing. Look at the document, study it. But they are not doing that, they are doing something very bad, which is attacking the document," he said.
He called on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to stand behind the findings as the Government promised to do when the review began.