Guatemalan Beaches Threatened by Iron and Gas Operations

Posted on May 17, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Enviromental Issues, Guatemala, Oil

A private company wants to install a liquid petroleum gas storage plant in the Punta de Manabique reserve on
GUATEMALA CITY, May 17, 2011 (Tierramérica) – “If they come here to extract iron from the beach, it will mean the destruction of our natural wealth and the end of tourism,” warned Leonel Palma, a hotel employee in Puerto de San José on Guatemala’s Pacific coast, where the government has granted mineral exploration licenses. Read Article

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