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Uganda gives environmental consent to oil pipeline despite objections

Uganda gives environmental consent to oil pipeline despite objections

ELIAS BIRYABAREMA UGANDA has granted environmental approval for a $3.5 billion pipeline to export crude oil from western fields to the Indian Ocean coast in Tanzania, despite pressure from lobby groups. The planned pipeline, from fields co-owned by France's Total and China's CNOOC, would cross sensitive ecological systems including wildlife-rich areas, rivers and swampland that are catchments for Lake Victoria. International and local environmental groups including Global Witness say it poses unacceptable risks. But in a statement late on Thursday, Uganda's state-run National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) said it had issued a certificate of approval for the environmental and social…
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Total to take steps to mitigate environmental impact of Uganda, Tanzania projects

Total to take steps to mitigate environmental impact of Uganda, Tanzania projects

FRENCH energy giant Total has detailed steps it would take to mitigate the environmental and human impact from its Tilenga project in Uganda and a multibillion-dollar pipeline carrying oil from the country to Tanzania. Total and its partner China National Offshore Oil Corporation plan to exploit oil reserves in Lake Albert in Uganda and construct a $3.5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) to neighbouring Tanzania for export. Environmental groups argue that the pipeline will threaten local communities, water supplies and biodiversity in both countries. Total said it would voluntarily limit the Tilenga project's footprint within Uganda's Murchison Falls…
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