Sir Arnold Amet urges govt to call off Papua New Guinea-pig mining experiment

ASW-vs-Nautilus

ABC News

Former PNG Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Sir Arnold Amet, has joined the campaign against Solwara 1, the deep sea mining project in the Bismarck Sea off New Ireland province which is due to start operations in 2018.

He has accused the Mining Minister, Byron Chan, of granting the Canadian company Nautilus Minerals a world first licence to conduct what he calls a Papua New Guinea-pig experiment.

Sir Arnold says the licence was issued even though PNG has no national policy on deep sea mining nor an appropriate legal framework to regulate such operations, and against that background the project should not proceed.

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3 responses to “Sir Arnold Amet urges govt to call off Papua New Guinea-pig mining experiment

  1. Pingback: Sir Arnold Amet urges govt to call off Papua New Guinea-pig mining experiment | Survmarine

  2. Helen

    International exposure may help, eg contact Mining Watch

  3. Pingback: Are Nautilus plans for experimental seabed mining dead in the water? | Papua New Guinea Mine Watch

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