Peru slashes environmental protections attract more mining and fossil fuel investment

Mongabay: In an effort to kickstart slowing investment in mining and fossil fuels, Peru has passed a controversial new law that overturns many of its environmental protections and essentially defangs its Ministry of Environment. The new law has environmentalists not only concerned about its impact on the country-60 percent of which lies in the Amazon rainforest-but also that the measures will undermine progress at the up-coming UN Climate Summit in December, which Peru is hosting. The new law, signed by......

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