GHRA: Muri deal signals about face on environmental protection

The recently aborted Muri Brasil Ventures New River Triangle surveying scheme points to a shift by the administration on the priority given to environmental protection under the low carbon development strategy, according to the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA).

The human rights body, which had questioned activity in the area before Muri pulled out in the face of a growing outcry over the venture,  also yesterday issued a call  for non-governmental sections of society to step up to protect the public interest, while saying the administration cannot be trusted to so.

Muri last week announced that it made a decision to no longer pursue its geographical and geophysical survey under the Permission for Geological and Geographical Surveys (PGGS) granted by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC). The company claimed that while the process was legal and transparent, its decision was due to the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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