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Uruguayan bishop spearheads environmental petition, welcomes its success

December 20, 2013

By a large majority, lawmakers in Tacuarembó Department, Uruguay’s largest province, have declared the rural areas of the region an environmental reserve that is off limits to fracking and large-scale metal and diamond mining, according to a report in El País, a leading national newspaper.

Bishop Julio César Bonino of Tacuarembó, who leads an environmental organization that undertook a petition drive to stop the mining, told the Fides news agency that he welcomed the decision.


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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Dec. 20, 2013 7:30 PM ET USA

    The good Bishop ought to have confined his teaching to that which can be found in the bible or catechism.