Senate wants an emergency statement to the northeast

Through a protocol statement, the President of the Senate Environment Commission, Fabiano Contarato (Rede/ES), Has asked the federal government to state an environmental emergency in the region Northeast. The senator met with the President-in-Office, Hamilton Mourão, in a meeting that also had the presence of the Senators Humberto Costa (PT-PE) and Jean Paul-Prates (PT-RN).

The document suggested the implementation of an oil accident monitoring center, transparency to the actions being promoted in the fight against oil and the disclosure of information on the National contingency plan for oil pollution incidents in Waters under national jurisdiction (PNC).

At the beginning of the week, Ibama (Brazilian Institute for the Environment and renewable natural resources) reported that the oil has already reached 200 localities in the nine states of the Northeast. In addition, Mourão also promoted a change of posture in the government’s actions to clean the beaches, with the reinforcement of 5,000 military personnel of the 10th motorised Infantry Brigade, headquartered in Recife.


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