28 Feb '17, 4pm

Oceana reports illegal actions by the Environmental Assessment Service during Dominga proceedings

Santiago — Marine conservation organization Oceana, reported illegal actions in the administrative process during the assessment of port mining project Dominga, and requested that the Environmental Assessment Service (SEA in Spanish) of Coquimbo reject the proceeding due to lack of essential information. Oceana identified three infractions and asked the environmental authority to void the Consolidated Report of Clarifications, Rectifications or Amendments N°4 (ICSARA N°4) because it is noncompliant with the law. First , the project’s titleholder was allowed the unjustified presentation of a fourth Addendum; second , the observations presented by the National Forest Corporation (Conaf in Spanish) were dismissed; and third , Dominga was requested a new base line. The environmental assessment process includes a number of steps in which public services can provide their observ...

Full article: http://oceana.org/press-center/press-releases/oceana-repo...

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