Why Coal? Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals Urges Disclosure

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I had a conversation on radio this morning, hosted by Marvia Lawes, together with Eleanor Jones, CEO of Environmental Solutions Limited – who made several of the points below spelled out in yesterday’s press release by the Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals. We need much more information on this planned project and would urge the Government to inform themselves, each other and the general public in a coordinated way before rushing to a decision. A science-based approach is needed rather than a “we need jobs at all costs” approach. Think carefully, please! The future of our island is at stake. That may sound emotive, but we have to look to the future, at all times. Shall we revisit Vision 2030?

The Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals (JIEP), formed in 2000, is a professional association of qualified persons who work in the environmental field. Members include scientists, engineers, consultants, social scientists…

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