Environment Group Calls On Exxon To Cease Gas Flaring

(Stabroek News, 28.May.2020) — As ExxonMobil yesterday continued to play up its Guyana investments at its virtual Annual Meeting of shareholders, global environmental and human rights organisation, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) called on the company to heed environmental pollution warnings and immediately stop flaring gas here.

Guyanese, according to CIEL, should press for a pausing of works offshore and let ExxonMobil first answer “fundamental questions about its commitment to the environment in the country,” while assessing its capacity to monitor the works offshore.

“Flaring of 9 billion cubic feet of natural gas is more Co2 emissions than what the whole of Guyana would have used in three months – the entire country,” President of CIEL, Carroll Muffett, told the Stabroek News via phone from the United States yesterday.

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— By Marcelle Thomas.

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