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Saturday, 11 November 2017

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Total's application to drill near the Amazon Reef rejected
Brasília, August 29th - Brazil's Environmental Agency (Ibama) today rejected the application for a license to drill in the mouth of the Amazon Basin by the French company Total (operating in a joint venture with BP). This is an important step towards defending the Amazon Reef, a unique and largely unexplored ecosystem. Total's closest block is only 8km away from the Reef. In a statement published today, Ibama's President, Suely Araujo, said that Total had not provided adequate information about the environmental impact of the project, making it impossible to grant the license. [1] The company admits in their own Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that there is a 30% probability of oil...
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