Daily Archives: 07/21/2021

OPINION: The Gas to Energy Project: More questions than answers?

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Public Notice on June 25, 2021 stating that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was required for the “Gas to Energy Project” led by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL). EEPGL is a wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil, the 10th largest Fortune 500 company with 72,000 employees worldwide.

The Guyana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also provided a schedule of virtual as well as face to face consultations for citizens and other concerned stakeholders to contribute to a “scoping” exercise – which the EPA says will contribute to determining the scope for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project.      Continue reading

VIDEO: “Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again” | The Economist

 “Covid-19: why your life will never be the same again” | The Economist

Across much of the world, covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease. The Economist has crunched the data to calculate how close countries are to pre-pandemic levels of normality—but will life ever be the same again?

ENGLAND: No Covid checks on green and amber list arrivals

 England no longer have to verify whether new arrivals have received a negative Covid test

People queueing at Heathrow under a 'UK Border' sign
Border Force officers say the changes have been brought in because IT systems are struggling to cope with the number of checks. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters
THE GUARDIAN —Tue 20 Jul 2021 17.04 BST
Border officials are no longer required to make basic Covid checks on people arriving in England from green and amber list countries, according to leaked instructions that have prompted claims that the government is turning a blind eye to the risk of importing Covid cases.            Continue reading
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