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Jan 19, 2011

Anti-offshore drilling group supports SATTIM and Greg Ch’oc

The Prime Minister’s recent statement on oil exploration in protected areas is causing a firestorm. Last week the PM said that while he had not decided on the future of offshore exploration, he supports drilling by Capital Energy in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. Earlier today, the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage issued a statement in support of SATIIM’s opposition to oil exploration in the Sarstoon Temash National Park. According to the Coalition, “the minimal economic benefits that the people of Belize are receiving from tax revenues from oil exploitation do not outweigh the high risk of an oil spill in ecologically sensitive areas during the exploratory or exploitation phase.” The Coalition also rejects the Prime Minister’s position that oil exploration and exploitation should be allowed in protected areas. Its release ended with a call on the Government to rescind that policy as well the exploitation in protected areas through the cancellation of leases issued within these areas.

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2 Responses for “Anti-offshore drilling group supports SATTIM and Greg Ch’oc”

  1. rigrat says:

    High risk of an oil spill? These people really do need to do their homework.

  2. darren dunker says:

    why dean barrow want to be like said musa in the sense that musa found oil in his terms as prime minister he wants to do the same but dean borrow wont learn to respect the ppl who he represents until blood is shed and take note that there are ppl willing to shed blood in what they believe in so be careful dean listen to the ppl that put u where u are

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