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Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections


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Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-mining the ocean floor could do irreparable damage to marine life.

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