Peruvian lawmaker to introduce bill calling for a deep-sea mining moratorium

Date: June 16, 2022

Source: Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Author: Annie Greenberg

Congressman Ed Málaga of Peru has introduced a bill calling for a deep-seabed mining moratorium position from Peru. This is a critical step toward protecting the health of the ocean. The bill was cowritten by Sustainable Ocean Alliance Peru and SOA’s Youth Policy Advisory Council, and is supported by The Oxygen ProjectecOceánicaAIDA, and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.

Congressman Málaga hosted a public ocean hearing on June 17th, with some of the country’s top environmental experts and leaders. Daniel Cáceres Bartra, Regional Representative for SOA in Latin America, applauds the lawmaker for working to shine a light on this important issue.

“If deep-seabed mining is permitted to take place, it will cause incalculable damage to the already fragile ocean ecosystem,” Cáceres Bartra explains. “No economic gain can possibly justify it, and we need more world leaders like Congressman Málaga to stand up to the mining industry and protect the last untouched ecosystems of our planet.”

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