The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is calling for an immediate revocation of the beach mining license given to Duncans Bay Development Company.
It says the decision to vary the resolution of the National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA and allow mining of the Duncans Beach is an abuse of political and ministerial powers.
The Opposition says although the NRCA Act allows for an applicant to appeal NEPA’s decision to the Minister, the Minister’s first responsibility is to the well-being of the people and the environmental protection.
Opposition Spokesperson on Land and the Environment, Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, is calling on the Prime Minister to answer several questions.
Speaking on Nationwide This Morning on Tuesday, NEPA’s CEO Peter Knight said they received new information from the Mines and Geology Department.
However, Mrs. Frazer Binns says several questions still remain unanswered. She’s calling for the Environment Ministry to be removed from the Office of the Prime Minister.