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    Belize Government Introduces Bill to Ban Offshore Petroleum Exploration

    They may soon have a new drill. I think it’s great that Guatemala’s neighbor to the east is finally considering a legislative moratorium on offshore drilling. In 2010, I visited Belize with Oceana to swim with whale sharks, and it’s devastating to think Belize’s reef system — a UNESCO World Heritage Site with 500 species of fish and 60 species of coral — could be put at risk in the pursuit of oil. I hope Prime Minister Dean Barrow follows up with his pledge to see the moratorium legislated by next month.

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