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Mar 9, 2011

Viewers get their say about oil exploration in protected areas

Should government continue to grant licenses for oil exploration in protected areas?  That’s the question we put to viewers on Tuesday night. Seventy nine percent thought no and according a comment on our blog that’s because: “The purpose of a protected area is to safeguard specific natural and cultural values and to preserve areas.” Twenty-one percent polled in favor because of the revenue that can be derived.

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Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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