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Extractive Sector
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Point Fortin Oil Spill

FFOS are deeply concerned that another oil spill is occurring tonight Sunday 7th June 2020 at the Heritage Refinery Tank Farm in Point Fortin. The Police have cordoned off the area. FFOS fully disapprove of the method of testing the Tanks by loading them with water when property damage could occur if a rupture happens, as many cars were washed

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Challenges of the Fishery
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A call for robust management of the Sargussum threat.

This is an open letter to the Hon. Minister Clarence Rambharat. We write to urge our Government’s action on a critical regional threat. While this sudden, new phenomenon of Sargassum weed washing up on our Caribbean coasts has existed since 2011, it has gotten worse each year and could increase exponentially. Locally, our recreational beaches have been blanketed and all

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Oil Spills
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Another Chaguaramas Oil Spill

This video was recorded at 7 am this morning (6th May 2020). The oil appears to have been released during the night. As you can see in the video, it stretches for miles westward. It appears that this spilled oil is emanating from Capital Signal and was discharged from vessels that are being serviced. International oil companies have a duty to

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Environmental Observations
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Earth Day 2020 — FFOS warns of increased risk of oil spills…

Date: April 22nd , 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom,  AS we face this global pandemic we must be reminded that environmental protection is more important than money or black gold (oil). The slowdown in global oil consumption and the collapse of the price of oil means that less oil is being purchased or refined yet our wells continue to extract. Trinidad has an aging infrastructure,

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