Sunday, April 2, 2017

Peru's illegal gold mines are devastating the Amazon rain forest

The government of Peru is trying desperately to stop the the pollution that is being produced from illegal gold mining in their country.  These illegal actions are causing rivers to run orange and trees be cut away to make room for sifting towers and excavators.  There are thousands of unchecked mining operations happening in the country.  Peru's President Kaczynski has come up with many regulations and incentives for these operations to agree to government oversight, but only 114 of 70,000 numbers agreed to the terms.  The government is in disarray trying to figure out who should be in charge of taking control of the situation whether it be regional authorities or governmental authorities.
Michael Cook

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