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Environmental group plans to sue bank funding PNG LNG project

ABC Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat Interviewed Program Director Teri Shore
March 11th, 2010

Environmental group plans to sue bank funding PNG LNG project

Updated March 12, 2010 10:05:55

An organisation fighting to protect endangered sea turtles is suing the U-S Export Import Bank for failing to analyse the environmental impacts of a Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea. The U-S Export Import Bank is a Government agency, and is providing $3 billion in financing to ExxonMobil and partners for the LNG project. But Turtle Island Restoration Network says there hasn’t been appropriate investigation of environmental impacts as required under the U. S. Endangered Species Act.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Teri Shore, Turtle Island Restoration Network