Judge sus­pends Ama­zon move

Irish Examiner - - World News -

A Brazil­ian judge has sus­pended a pres­i­den­tial de­cree that stripped pro­tec­tions from a re­serve in the Ama­zon and would have al­lowed min­ing. The or­der, is­sued last week and later re­vised, lifted the re­serve des­ig­na­tion from a gold-rich area twice the size of Ulster in two north­ern Brazil­ian states. It came un­der fire from en­vi­ron­men­tal groups who ar­gued it could cause dam­age and cre­ate con­flicts be­tween min­ers and indige­nous groups. Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer’s ad­min­is­tra­tion has said min­ing would not be al­lowed in con­ser­va­tion or indige­nous ar­eas within the re­serve.

An ap­peal is ex­pected.

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