Press Release – Destruction of Mangroves Raises Many Questions

Release Date: May 12, 2021

The document expresses grave concerns over the destruction of mangroves in Malgre Tout, Guyana, criticizing the government’s defense of the act, the silence of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the disregard of local councils’ objections. It highlights the vital role of mangroves in carbon sequestration and coastal protection, especially with the looming threat of rising sea levels. The document calls for economic growth to be aligned with climate realities, emphasizing the need for community consent in development projects and the right of future generations to inherit a healthy environment. It concludes by drawing parallels with Exxon’s attitude towards excess flaring, suggesting a similar dismissive stance by the developers responsible for the mangrove destruction.
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