Oil in NE: CPI invites authorities to debate

Last Thursday (28), the Parliamentary Committee on Inquiry (CPI) of the House of Representatives, which investigates the oil spill in the Brazilian coast, approved requirements to invite several authorities, such as the Ministers of the Environment, Ricardo Salles, of Defense, Fernando Azevedo e Silva, and Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, to participate in the next meetings in committee.

They will be invited to discuss the matter with the ministers of the Environment, Health and Defense; leaders of the Navy, the Institute Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBIO), Greenpeace and the Federal Police.

In addition, Members also approved requests for the Federal Police and the Monitoring and Evaluation Group (GAA) send documents in relation to investigations into the spill. According to data from the Ibama, there are already 790 oil-affected locations in the Northeast and Southeast. The CPI meets again next Tuesday (3).

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