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3/7/14

Peru: A fight breaks out between cabinet ministers

Yesterday your humble scribe reported on how Peru's new Mining and Energy Minister announced that seismic exploration by oil and gas companies in the Amazon Basin would need no environmental impact study (EIA) or permit in the future.

Today we read that the Minister of the Environment is calling bullshit on his own ministerial colleague, via an official ministerial announcement. That's a Spanish link so go see if you enjoy the language, but the gist of it is that the  clear cut policy change as was made out is still under very much under discussion between related parties, and that it's up to Enviro to change the laws, not Energy&Mining. Which is polite diplo-speak for Enviro shouting "Get off my land!" to Energy&Mining.