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GUYANA: Sending EPA Head on leave at this critical juncture is unwise – civil society

Since the Irfaan Ali administration took the decision to send Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Dr. Vincent Adams on leave last week, several individuals have expressed frustrations over his removal at this critical time, as the government reviews Exxon’s third intended development in the Stabroek Block, the Payara project.

EPA Head, Dr. Vincent Adams

Concerns revolve around the fact that Dr. Adams sought to bring Exxon’s operations in line where a series of its environmental infractions are concerned.

Dr. Adams has championed several environmental issues plaguing ExxonMobil’s operations at the Liza Destiny Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, and has noted that he had actively been rewriting permits to ensure they are sufficient to ensure Guyana’s natural environment is safeguarded.      Continue reading