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.
- La Junta de Tacuarembó declaró al departamento libre de minería (El País)
- Tacuarembó, por la vida y el agua (Facebook)
- Over 13 thousand signatures in favor of clean environment (Fides)
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