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Jan 9, 2007

Oil field accident has Spanish Lookout concerned

Story PictureIt represents such an important part of Belize’s economic future that a government eager for new revenue has been less than strict in its enforcement of environmental regulations affecting the nation’s young petroleum industry. Today that lax attitude has been confirmed by news of an accident last week that has left many residents of Spanish Lookout fed up with the oil boom. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports.

Janelle Chanona, Reporting
Today members of the Spanish Lookout Community were hard at work cleaning up a half-mile area downwind from oil well Michael Usher number two following an incident at the site on Friday.

Allen Reimer, Chair, Spanish Lookout Petroleum Board

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