Governor Juffa against experimental seabed mining

Post Courier | June 5, 2017

Oro Governor Gary Juffa says that he supports calls by Cardinal John Ribat saying that Deep Sea Mining is an effort that many senior scientists warn against given the fact that the consequences are largely unknown.

“Sensitive ecosystems and life forms that the world barely knows about are in grave danger from this profit driven endeavor. The economic benefits to PNG are miniscule and do not justify the dangers posed by this project.”

“Meanwhile its legality is questionable given that there are no existing laws that would permit or license this activity. The current situation is such that the project is driven by politicians who have totally ignored the interests of their country and people,” Juffa says. -NBC


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