The Minister for Environment, John Pundari, has called for Public Consultations regarding his decision as former Mining Minister to grant Nautilus Minerals the tok orait to conduct its Seabed a mining Experiment here in Papua New Guinea. If you are lucky to attend the forums at NRI here in Port Moresby or at DWU in Madang, please ask the Minister and govt officials these questions.
$$$ Why is the project in two phases…. Phase 1 is 30 months and Phase 2 is 17 years? Is it because Phase1 is just an Experimental Phase?
$$$ Why is the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for just for one phase when the impacts would be longer than just phase 1?
$$$ Was the EIS peer reviewed by a panel of Internationally Recognized Panel of Experts in Seabed Mining, or related fields of science before being approved by the State?