Belize’s off-shore oil drilling contracts cancelled

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Off-shore oil drilling and extraction has, at least for the time being been halted thanks to a court ruling terminating 6 drilling contacts issued by the Musa administration between 2005 and 2007.

The court action taken by Oceana will be welcomed by the majority of Belizean citizens who voted overwhelmingly against off-shore oil drilling in the 2012 ‘peoples referendum’ organized by Oceana.

Although the contracts are now ‘null and void’ the GOB may yet appeal the court decision.

Click here to read more on Audrey Matura-Shepherd the VP, Oceana Belize comments made to 7 News, Belize this week post court ruling.

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