Posted on: 11/12/2020
Lime. Two legislative initiatives that would directly harm the Peruvian Amazon have been proposed by the parliamentary groups Alianza para el Progreso (APP) and Unión por el Perú (UPP). One of them promotes gold mining as the main economic activity in the Amazon basins and the other seeks to modify the Law of the National System of Environmental Impact Assessment to approve investment projects without the need for the environmental certifications that now require.
The bill N ° 6639/2020-CR presented by Omar Chehade, current minister of labor, congressman for APP, proposes to modify the current Law N ° 27446 Law of the National System of Environmental Impact Assessment to make environmental standards more flexible and dispense with environmental certification in order to "promote sustained economic growth in the country," according to the document.
For his part, Congressman Alexander Lozano from UPP raised draft Law No. 6641/2020-CR that raises the Law that creates conditions to sustainably develop Amazonian alluvial gold mining as the main alternative economic activity in the face of the impact of Covid-19. This would contribute to the mining dedicated to the extraction of gold, to become the main source of the economy, without considering the impact on the Amazon basins.
Both legislative initiatives are in the quality of a proposal awaiting the corresponding process by the board of directors of the Congress of the Republic.
To review the bills you can follow the following links: