The fire is out of rule
Peruvian official audit bureau says the procedure is enviromentally
damaging but it doesn't set any investigation, harder penalties neither.
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LA HUACA, Peru -- Local people was claiming in the last years
that Lower Chira Valley-based ethanol industry has been producing burnt
sugarcane stubble, disagreed by them, apparently agreed by the Peru's
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.
According to the industry, the government had authorized them to have a procedure called controlled burning, that wondered to specialists and locals because it produces air contamination, so it was supposed the new agricultural techniques look for reducing negative impacts to environment.
As this was not clear, demandants decided to request for an official review and get out of doubt.
Controller of the Republic, an official audit bureau, went page by page
of the Management Programme for Environmental adaptation(PAMA in
spanish). In December 2016, it released its legal analysis, finding out
some exerpts suggesting guiltiness.
accessed to the final paper and contacted an independent lawyer for
understanding if the audit was fingering down the Ministry's
Sullana, Peru-based SAVIDE'sLegal Advisor Roberth Jhon Alama checked out the full document. He confirmed the recommendations of the audit report says the Ministry authorization for controlled burning
has to be sut down because it violates prior Peruvian Government's
supreme resolutions ordering the reduccction of negative impacts in
solid residues management (2004) and agricultural procedures (2012) as
Ministry of Agriculture is not authorized to authorize any company to
do any controlled burning, Empresa agrícola del Chira (Caña Brava) in
this case, because the Peruvian law simply doesn't allow it.
are for mandatory comppliance by any public and private person or
organization across national, regional or local territory," Alama
The lawyer says the Ministry is out of rule and threatening the environment, people's health & wellness as well.
company has not made the environmental management procedure, psetting
the people's health on risk before the authorized schedule for
sugarcane stubble controlled burning, what is not outlined nor
addressed to actual environmental rules those prevent negative impacts
could happen in environment or protection of human being health," he
audit report basically shuts down the Ministry authorization and follow
the environmental rules, it does not impose any administrative penalty
for the responsible ones or filing a deep investigation about the
correct way for authorizing the procedures. Alama points out it might
be written down in the recommendations.
"Acting out of a
mandatory legal rule prones to be under investigation and further
penalty, if not why to rule mandatory comppliance by public and private
people and organizations nationwide then if when environment-related
decisions are released, those will not be taken by the ones who have to
comply them!," Alama claims.
Now, the Ministry of Agriculture has to play its part. How will it to do?
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