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Oil company exploring in sensitive elephant habitat accused of ignoring community concerns

12/05/2021 06:33 PM | Click to read full article

ReconAfrica, a Canadian company exploring oil and gas in Namibia upstream of a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site that’s home to elephants and other wildlife is disposing of wastewater without permits, according to a government minister.

The company is also ignoring local concerns about the impact of exploration and drilling on water supplies, homes, and animals, according to interviews and official comments submitted by members of the public.