Save Lamu comments on LAPSSET ESIA

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Save Lamu comments on LAPSSET ESIA

"The ESIA report fails to provide the necessary information for appropriately considering alternatives in design and implementation of the project, as well as mitigation measures that will effectively address the negative impacts on the environment and social fabric of the community. Indeed, there are concerns that the expertise of the ESIA consultants is highly lacking, given the significant gaps in the ESIA – both as to procedure (and guessing, or not even addressing impacts, insufficiently addressing and asking for public comment) and as to substance. On analysis of the above concerns, we firmly believe that the Lamu Port will have significant and irreparable damage to the people of Lamu and their environment and unique ecosystems if implemented as is. Given the highly flawed ESIA, it is the duty of NEMA to refuse the issuance of an environmental impact assessment licence under the Act and advise the proponent to provide comprehensive and independent analysis of all alternate sites proposed outside of those indicated in the report and their expected impacts through a strategic environmental assessment."

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