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President passes oil consultation law

in News · 04-08-2017 15:03:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on Thursday night passed legislation that will make it compulsory for the government to consult with local residents whenever there are plans to drill or search for oil in the areas of residence.

President passes oil consultation law

The law comes after several town halls, mostly in the Algarve, voiced their disgust at not being able to have a say on oil drilling contracts that will have a direct influence on the landscapes in their towns and cities.

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Edition 1453
09 December 2017
Edition: 1453

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