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Trinidad & Tobago: Press statement on aluminum smelter

Categories: Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Development, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Protest

The Rights Action Group T&T blog pulls no punches in the press statement outlining the group's views on the aluminium smelter project proposed for south Trinidad [1]: “What is at stake for Trinidad and Tobago is not only the giving away of our natural gas, which accounts for 20% of our GDP, and the dangers and damages that will be caused by these industries, but also our precious fresh water aquifers and lost opportunity to develop an agro-industries, eco-tourism, fisheries and a genuinely sustainable country.”