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Asunto:[LEA-Venezuela] TrastorDigest (1ra parte) 26-06-2001 NOTICIAS AMBIENTALISTAS INTERNACIONALES
Fecha:Martes, 26 de Junio, 2001  22:29:01 (-0400)
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NOTICIAS AMBIENTALISTAS INTERNACIONALES
26 de Junio de 2001


1) Banco mundial presta 30.3 millones de dolares a Venezuela
El Banco Mundial aprobo el martes un prestamo de 30,3 millones de dolares
para ayudar a Venezuela a expandir el cubrimiento de servicios de salud para
2,4 millones de pobres en el distrito metropolitano de Caracas.



2) Canada: Crystallex conduce su reunion anual de accionistas; los
asistentes dijeron que la compañia esta estabilizada para una continua
expansion y crecimiento.
Crystallex International Corporation (Amex: KRY; Toronto) sostuvo su reunion
anual de accionistas hoy a las 8:30 am, PDT, en el hotel Renaissance de
Vancouver. De los aproximadamente 67,2 millones de acciones, 72% fueron
representadas, constituyendo un quorum.
El Sr. Oppenheimer dijo que la parte mas exitante de la historia de
Crystallex es la manera como la compañia esta desplegando su flujo de
efectivo para continuar su rapido crecimiento hacia el futuro. El cito la
operacion San Gregorio de la compañia como una que constinua produciendo
efectivo que, junto con algunas deudas, ha sido usada para el desarrollo
interno y dos adquisiciones que han incrementado el perfil de produccion de
la compañia.
La primera de estas fue la adquisicion de todos los activos de Bolivar
Goldfields, incluyendo la mina productora Tomi y la planta estrategicamente
localizada de Revemin. El Sr. Oppenheimer remarco la importancia de la
planta Revemin y dijo que su valor viene primariamente de estar localizada
dentro de una distancia facil de alcanzar con camiones de todas las
concesiones de Crystallex en Venezuela. Estas concesiones descansan en una
linea de 150 kilometros que corre  a traves de tres de las regiones
productoras de oro mas ricas de Venezuela, El Callao, El Dorado y el
Kilometro 88. "La planta Revemin figura muy fuertemente dentro de nuestro
plan de crecimiento de produccion en Venezuela y planeamos expandir la
produccion de Revemin" Dijo el Sr. Oppenheimer. Crystallex esta
implementando un programa de expansion de US$ 5,5 millones que incrementara
la produccion de 1.500 toneladas por dia a 3.000 toneladas por dia.
La segunda de estas dos recientes adquisiciones incluye el proyecto Lo
Increible que consiste en seis depositos de oro. Lo Increible fue adquirido
en una licitacion, comenzada en Enero 2001, para todas las acciones de El
Callao Gold Corp. El mas grande de estos depositos es La Victoria, con
reservas probables de 5,2 millones de toneladas con una gradacion de 3,1
gramos de oro por tonelada  con un grado de corte de 1 gr/t. El Sr.
Opennheimer dijo que la compañia ha empezado operaciones mineras en La
Victoria, la cual esta aproximadamente a cinco kilometros de Revemin, y el
grado average de material procesado ha excedido el que la compañia habia
predicho.
El Sr. Oppenheimer dijo a los accionistas que el foco de Crystallex ha sido
en Venezuela porque esta contiene uno de los mas grandes recursos auriferos
del mundo y que la importancia de los emergentes negocios internacionales
esta ganando reconocimiento de numerosas compañias internacionales que estan
invirtiendo cientos de millones de dolares en su infraestructura. "Ya hemos
invertido, ambos directamente y a traves de nuestras adquisiciones, mas de
US$ 120 millones en el estado Bolivar (Venezuela) y planeamos mas que
triplicar ese monto para desarrollar Las Cristinas al recibir la aprobacion
final de las autoridades venezolanas" dijo Oppenheimer.
"En noviembre 2000, presentamos nuestro plan de tres fases para las
concesiones de Las Cristinas a la comision de nergia y minas de la Asamblea
Nacional de Venezuela. La produccion de oro se incrementara en cada fase,
alcanzando aproximadamente 550.000 onzas por año en la fase tres, con
produccion continua hasta el año 2028 y posiblemente mas alla" dijo
Oppenheimer. Basado en reglamentaciones hechas el 3 de Mayo y 14 de Junio
del 2000 por la Suprema Corte de Venezuela y las discusiones sostenidas con
las autoridades venezolanas la compañia se mantiene optimista que los
derechos de propiedad de Las Cristinas sera confirmada.



3) AMNISTIA INTERNACIONAL: Americas. Un Dia de rememoracion, un dia para la
accion.
Tres hombres jovenes bajo custodia policiaca son golpeados con la culata de
los rifles y palos para hacerlos confesar un crimen. Uno de ellos tiene una
bolsa plastica sobre su cabeza y su muñeca izquierda quemada, aparentemente
con un encendedor de cigarrillos. Su reclamo de haber sido torturados
despues es disminuido y excluido del expediente de su caso.
Esto paso en el estado mejicano de Chiapas el mes pasado, pero casos
similares son todavia una ocurrencia triste en 22 paises atraves de las
americas (Venezuela esta en esta lista), Amnistia Internacional dijo hoy en
el dia de las Naciones Unidas en apoyo a las victimas de la tortura.
"En este dia, estamos llamando a todos los gobiernos en las americas para
tomar accion forme e inmediata para poner fin a la tortura" añadio la
organizacion.
"La gente en muchos paises tiende a pensar que la tortura es un problema del
pasado, asociado con persecuciones por motivos politicos bajo gobiernos
militares. Sin embargo, los hombres, mujeres y niños continuan siendo
torturados y maltratados por una variedad de propositos por todo el
continente americano".



4)Ciudad de Mejico desalienta el uso de vehiculos movidos con gas natural.
##No lo pude traducir, cuesta un dolar con tarjeta de credito que no
tengo##.



5) FIJI: Earth Search Sciences anuncia contrato para hacer vuelos en
inspeccion internacional.
Earth Search Sciences anuncio hoy que ha firmado un contrato para volar
sobre la Nacion Insular de Fiji con el proposito de recolectar datos
hiperespectrales que ayudaran al gobierno de Fiji a monitorear y planificar
el desarrollo en el nuevo milenio.
Este proyecto es el primero de su tipo. Intentamos mapear Fiji para
recolectar datos que nos permitiran inventariar los activos y riesgos del
pais lo cual ayudara a Fiji en sus esfuerzos para desarrollarse mintras
simultaneamente protege el fragil ambiente en la tierra y alrededor de las
barreras de coral.



6) Esfuerzo para posponer la perforacion petrolera en las costas cercanas a
Florida (EE.UU.) es aprobado en el congreso.
Los legisladores de leyes de Florida ganaron la primera etapa al obtener una
suspension temporal para la perforacion de petroleo y gas en el este del
golfo de Mejico, argumentando que el Estado necesita preservar su ambiente y
mantener sus industrias de turismo y pesqueria.



7)BRASIL: Phillips Petroleum obtiene BM-ES-11
La compañioa adquiro hoy el bloque BM-ES-11 en el estado de Espirito Santo,
por R$ 117,7 millones . Tambien explorara el Bloque BM-PAMA3 en el estado de
Para, Las operaciones de Phillips en Brasil todavia necesitan la
autorizacion de la agencia ambiental IBAMA



NOTA: Quedan mas noticias el dia de hoy, pero esta callendo una lluvia muy
fuerte con rayos y truenos y debo apagar la computadora por seguridad,
seguire mañana con estas noticias faltantes.

TRASTORCONTINUARA...






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1) Banco mundial presta 30.3 millones de dolares a Venezuela
World Bank Lends 30.3 Million U.S. Dollars to Venezuela

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun 26, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Bank approved
Tuesday a loan of 30.3 million U.S. dollars to help Venezuela expand the
coverage of health services to 2.4 million poor in the Caracas Metropolitan
District.

The project will support the organization in networks of existing ambulatory
and hospital care services capable of resolving most clinical and surgical
problems either at the ambulatory facilities or by referral to hospital.
This will include the strengthening of communications and ambulance systems,
and the training of paramedic teams.

The project also seeks to improve the management of the health care system
and support the decentralization process to improve efficiency. As a result,
the degree of autonomy of networks and local organizations to deliver the
services, as well as the accountability for the service provided, will be
increased.

In addition, as the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country doubled in the
1990s, the project will support the development and implementation of
prevention and control strategies. It will finance technical assistance,
equipment, training and workshops, as well as information campaigns,
particularly among high risk groups.

"As most of the causes of mortality in Venezuela are preventable, a better
access to quality health care services can really make a difference," said
Olivier Lafourcade, World Bank director for Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.

"With the loan, we will help address the health needs of 70 percent of the
people in Caracas and 11 percent of all Venezuelans, " he said.

Copyright 2001 XINHUA NEWS AGENCY
Copyright © 2001, Xinhua News Agency, all rights reserved.



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2) Canada: Crystallex conduce su reunion anual de accionistas; los
asistentes dijeron que la compañia esta estabilizada para una continua
expansion y crecimiento.
(Crystallex Conducts Annual Shareholders' Meeting; Attendees Told That the
Company is Poised for Continued Expansion and Growth)

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 1:00 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jun 26, 2001 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Crystallex International Corporation (Amex: KRY; Toronto) held its annual
shareholder's meeting today at 8:30 a.m., PDT, at the Renaissance Vancouver
Hotel. Of the approximately 67.2 million shares outstanding, 72% were
represented, constituting a quorum.

Shareholders elected Robert A. Fung, Marc J. Oppenheimer, C. William
Longden, David I. Matheson, Harry J. Near, Dr. Enrique Tejera Paris, Daniel
R. Ross, Gordon M, Thompson and Armando F. Zullo to the Board of Directors,
and re-appointed Davidson & Company as auditors of the Company. Shareholders
also voted in favor of all the remaining issues outlined in the proxy
statement.

Chairman of the Board, Robert A. Fung welcomed shareholders and introduced
Crystallex's President and Chief Executive Officer, Marc J. Oppenheimer.

Mr. Oppenheimer gave shareholders an overview of the Company's activities
during 2000 and commented that the Company continued strong revenue and cash
flow growth despite one of the most difficult gold markets in recent memory.
Mr. Oppenheimer said that the Company's revenue grew at a compound annual
rate of 82 percent since 1996 while gold production grew at a 114 percent
rate. "That growth has been accomplished through the faithful execution of
the strategy we put in place more than four years ago," he said.

Mr. Oppenheimer said that the most exciting part of the Crystallex story is
the way the Company is deploying its cash flow to continue its rapid growth
into the future. He cited the Company's San Gregorio operation as one that
continues to produce cash that, along with some debt, has been used for
internal development and two back to back acquisitions that have increased
the Company's production profile.

The first one of these was the acquisition of all the Venezuelan assets of
Bolivar Goldfields, including the producing Tomi mine and the strategically
located Revemin mill. Mr. Oppenheimer stressed the importance of the Revemin
mill and said that its value comes primarily from being located within easy
trucking distance of all of Crystallex's Venezuelan concessions. These
concessions lie on a 150-kilometer line that runs through Venezuela's three
richest gold producing regions, El Callao, El Dorado and Kilometre 88. "The
Revemin mill figures very strongly into our Venezuelan production growth
plan and we plan to expand throughput at Revemin," Mr. Oppenheimer said.
Crystallex is implementing a US$5.5 million expansion program that will
increase throughput from 1,500 tonnes per day to 3,000 tonnes per day.

The second of the two recent acquisitions includes the Lo Increible project
consisting of six gold deposits. Lo Increible was acquired in a take- over
bid, commenced in January 2001, for all the shares of the El Callao Gold
Corp. The largest of the deposits is La Victoria, with probable reserves of
5.2 million tonnes grading at 3.1 grams Au per tonne at a cutoff grade of 1
g/t. Mr. Oppenheimer said that the Company has already begun mining
operations at La Victoria, which is approximately five kilometres from
Revemin, and the average grade of material processed has exceeded that which
the Company had predicted.

Mr. Oppenheimer told shareholders that Crystallex's focus has been on
Venezuela because it contains one of the largest gold resources in the world
and that the country's emerging international business importance is gaining
recognition from numerous international companies who are investing hundreds
of millions of dollars in its infrastructure. "We have already invested,
both directly and through our acquisitions, more than US$120 million in
Bolivar State (Venezuela) and we plan to more than triple this amount to
develop Las Cristinas upon receiving final approval from the Venezuelan
authorities," Mr. Oppenheimer said.

"In November 2000, we presented our three-phase plan for the Cristinas
concessions to the Energy and Mines Commission of the Venezuelan National
Assembly. Gold production would increase in each phase, reaching
approximately 550,000 ounces per year in phase three, with production
continuing through 2028 and possibly beyond," Mr. Oppenheimer said. Based
upon rulings made on May 3rd and June 14th 2000 by the Supreme Court of
Venezuela and ongoing discussions with Venezuelan Authorities the Company
remains optimistic that its ownership rights to Las Cristinas will be
confirmed.

Mr. Oppenheimer concluded his remarks by describing Crystallex as a Company
that is transforming itself from a junior gold producer to an intermediate
producer. He said that he expects gold production this year to reach 120,000
and by year-end 2002 the Company will have achieved an annualized production
rate of approximately 200,000. "With this expanded production profile, we
should be able to achieve our plan to obtain at least a US$100 spread
between cost to produce gold and the price which we receive for selling it.
That cash fuels our growth, increasing value to our shareholders," Mr.
Oppenheimer said.

About Crystallex:

Crystallex International Corporation is a gold mining and exploration
company. The Company's strategy for growth is to develop its portfolio of
properties in South America as well as to diversify geographically by
investing in producing or near-production projects and by exploring
properties of merit in other areas of the world.

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding
potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans
and objectives of Crystallex, are forward-looking statements that involve
various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events
could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
Company's expectations are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and
elsewhere in documents filed from time to time with The Toronto Stock
Exchange, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other
regulatory authorities.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed this release and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

CONTACT:          For further information:  A Richard Marshall, VP,
201-541-6650 or Andrea
                  Boltz,  604-683-0672, both of Crystallex International
Corporation
URL:              Web site:
http://www.crystallex.com
News release via Canada NewsWire, Toronto 416-863-9350
Copyright (C) 2001 CNW, All rights reserved

KEYWORD:          VANCOUVER, British Columbia
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MNG
SUBJECT CODE:     PER
Copyright © 2001, Canada Newswire, all rights reserved.

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3) AMNISTIA INTERNACIONAL: Americas. Un Dia de rememoracion, un dia para la
accion.
(AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Americas -- UN Day for the victims of torture -- a
day for remembrance, a day for action)

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 1:09 PM EST

Jun 26, 2001 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Three young men in police custody
are beaten up with rifle butts and clubs to be made to confess to a crime.
One of them has a plastic bag placed over his head and has his left wrist
burnt, apparently with a cigarette lighter. Their claim of having been
tortured is later dismissed and excluded from their case file.

This happened in the Mexican state of Chiapas last month, but similar cases
are still a sad occurrence in some 22 countries across the Americas, Amnesty
International said today on the UN Day in support of the victims of torture.

"On this day, we are calling on all governments in the Americas to take firm
and immediate action to put an end to torture," the organization added.

"People in many countries tend to believe that torture is a problem of the
past, associated with politically-motivated persecutions under military
governments. However, men, women and children continue to be tortured and
ill-treated for a variety of purposes all over the American continent."

In prisons throughout the region, from Brazil to Mexico to Venezuela,
torture is used as a means to control and humiliate inmates.

In a number of countries, including Argentina and Ecuador, it is used
against those whose sexual identity appears to threaten social order, such
as gays, lesbians, transsexuals and transvestites.

In Colombia, torture -- often involving mutilation -- remains widespread,
particularly as a prelude to killings by army-backed paramilitary forces of
those they accuse of being guerrilla sympathizers or collaborators.

In Jamaica, beatings and ill-treatment form part of a wider pattern of
police brutality, often culminating in unlawful killings. An example of this
was the death of Richard Williams, who was shot dead at his work place on 8
June by the same police officers who had allegedly beaten him for one hour.
He had no previous criminal record, nor was he wanted on any charges.

"Torture, beatings and other forms of ill-treatment are routinely used
against criminal suspects to extract confessions, and they have too often
become a de facto replacement for scientific investigation techniques,"
Amnesty International stressed.

In a briefing on Brazil to the United Nations Committee Against Torture in
May this year, Amnesty International highlighted a series of such cases,
including that of Wander Cosme Cavalhero, arrested in February 2001 for
possession of a cannabis cigarette and forced under torture to sign a
confession implicating him in a robbery. He reported being kicked, punched,
beaten on the soles of his feet with truncheons and then covered with a wet
cloth and given electric shocks all over his body.

This year, Amnesty International also submitted to the UN Committee against
Torture its concerns on Bolivia, where torture and ill-treatment at the
hands of the security forces are widely reported and the authorities appear
to be taking little or no action to stop them.

"Government inaction in the face of widespread reports of torture is a
region-wide problem, leading to those responsible rarely being brought to
justice and feeding a vicious cycle of impunity and more abuses," Amnesty
International said.

Victims of torture, their families and human rights activists working on
their behalf are often subjected to threats and intimidation, to dissuade
them from seeking justice. In what appears to be a pattern common to various
countries in the region, members of the Peruvian police harassed and
threatened the family and lawyer of Jenard Lee Rivera San Roque -- tortured
and killed in police custody in May 2001 -- as well as some neighbours who
had been protesting against his killing.

"The prevalence of impunity means that victims and their families are still
waiting for justice a long time -- sometimes even decades -- after the
torture," the organization added. "This is the case for example with
thousands of people who suffered torture under the military governments of
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and during counter-insurgency
operations in El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru."

In Chile, torture survivors from the military government of general
Pinochet -- whose cases were not included in the report by Chile's Truth and
Reconciliation Commission -- are launching an initiative to have the
violations against them recognised and to obtain redress.

"Finally, we must not forget another group of victims who have been
suffering ongoing torture often for years: the families of the
'disappeared', whose severe and protracted suffering has been
internationally recognised as a form of torture," Amnesty International
said.

"Individuals and organizations in countries as diverse as Argentina and
Mexico, Guatemala and Uruguay, Chile and El Salvador, Honduras and Peru are
carrying on their struggle to find truth and justice in the case of their
loved ones -- often at great risks for themselves," the organization added,
making reference to the torture recently suffered by Alejandra Bonafini in
what appears to be an attack linked to her mother's work on behalf of the
Argentinian "disappeared".

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4)Ciudad de Mejico desalienta el uso de vehiculos movidos con gas natural.
##No lo puedo traducir, cuesta un dolar con tarjeta de credito que no
tengo##.
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5) FIJI: Earth Search Sciences anuncia contrato para hacer vuelos en
inspeccion internacional.
(Earth Search Sciences Announces Contract to Fly International Survey)

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:02 AM EST

KALISPELL, Mont., Jun 26, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Earth Search Sciences,
Inc. (ESSI)(OTCBB:EDIS) announced today it has signed a contract to fly the
island nation of Fiji for the purpose of collecting hyperspectral data that
will help the government of Fiji monitor and plan development into the new
millennium.

Surveying of soil, forests, water bodies, mine sites and agriculture are
amongst the high priority items Fiji needs to monitor in order to manage its
island resources to best maintain them. This project will last 12 to 14
months and generate revenues of $12 to $14 million dollars for ESSI.

"We are totally behind this project and appreciate ESSI's involvement," said
Dr. Nuimaia Tabunakawai, Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources
for the government of Fiji. "Fiji needs this service. We are very committed
to this contract and look forward to the project."

"This marks the first time a project of this kind will be applied to an
entire nation," said Larry Vance, chairman of ESSI. "We are very excited
about working with the government of Fiji and look forward to helping them
plan their resource utilization for the future."

Echoing those sentiments was John Sciuto, President of Earth Search
Sciences, Inc. "This project is the first of its kind," said Sciuto. "We
intend to map Fiji to collect data that will allow us to inventory the
assets and liabilities of the country which will help Fiji in its efforts to
develop while simultaneously protecting the fragile environment on land and
around the corral reefs."

The contract calls for ESSI to fly not only the land masses of the Fiji
islands but the waterways surrounding the islands which include some of the
most beautiful reefs in the world. ESSI will set up a processing facility
and work with the government of Fiji to create a remote sensing curriculum
for the University of the South Pacific located in Fiji.

"ESSI is focused on growth, value and performance. This strategy capitalizes
on our state of the art technology and high-quality imagery that can be used
again and again. Combined with our hydrocarbon program, we feel very
positive about the future," said Tim Monroe, Director of Marketing. "The
Fiji project is only the beginning for this kind of monitoring strategy and
for ESSI's involvement in international surveying, mapping and resource
discoveries."

As part of the growth strategy, ESSI recently hired John Sciuto, formerly
CEO and President of Comptek Research, Inc. He is working with Houlihan
Lokey Howard and Zukin to raise the capital needed to finish the NEMO
satellite project and to fund the acquisition of key players in the remote
sensing industry.

For more information call 406/751-5200 or e-mail earthsrch@... or
www.earthsearch.com

This news release includes forward-looking statements that involve a number
of risks and uncertainties. The information reflects numerous assumptions as
to industry performance, general business and economic conditions,
regulatory and legal requirements, taxes and other matters, many of which
are beyond the control of the company. Similarly, this information assumes
certain future business decisions that are subject to change. There can be
no assurance that thee results predicted here will be realized. Actual
results may vary from those represented and those variations may be
material.


CONTACT:          Earth Search Sciences, Inc.
                  Tim Monroe, 406/751-5200
                  earthsrch@...

www.earthsearch.com

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6) Esfuerzo para posponer la perforacion petrolera en las costas cercanas a
Florida (EE.UU.) es aprobado en el congreso.
(EFFORT TO POSTPONE OFFSHORE DRILLING NEAR FLORIDA PASSES THE HOUSE)

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Jun 26, 2001 (States News Service via COMTEX) -- Florida
lawmakers Thursday won the first step in gaining a temporary reprieve from
oil and gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, arguing that the state
needs to preserve its environment and maintain its tourism and fishing
industries.

Seventy House Republicans joined Democrats in voting 247-164 to approve a
bipartisan amendment to delay any final lease agreement between the
Department of the Interior and energy companies seeking to develop a tract
in the Gulf until April 1, 2002.

Backers, led Reps. Jim Davis, a Tampa Democrat, and Joe Scarborough, a
Pensacola Republican, who sponsored the measure, hope that a temporary halt
to offshore drilling will provide time to convince the White House and
Congress to adopt a permanent ban near Florida.

The Senate has not yet acted on the proposal.

The vote was one of several on Thursday that delivered a high-profile blow
to President Bush's demands for increasing domestic energy supplies with new
drilling and exploration as a number of lawmakers advised stronger
conservation and efficiency standards.

The House also voted to stop the administration from revising restrictions
on hardrock mining on federal land and to prohibit new energy exploration in
national monuments.

The measure to stall offshore drilling applies to Lease Site 181, a
six-million-acre seabed located southwest of the Panhandle. The northernmost
section of the site begins within 17 miles of Pensacola and 200 miles away
from Tampa Bay.

Unless stopped, the federal government intends to auction the lease area in
December for oil and gas development.

Arguing that Florida needs protection from oil spills, Davis said the
state's beaches and shorelines are "not just precious to Floridians, but are
truly a national treasure."

"We need oil rigs off the coast of Florida as much as we need crack houses
next to our churches," added Rep. Ric Keller, an Orlando Republican.

Opposing the amendment, with encouragement from the White House, were
Republican leaders and lawmakers from other Gulf coast states, who argued
that drilling the oil-and-gas-rich site is a crucial step in fulfilling the
nation's energy needs.

"This amendment makes no sense. It is the height of irresponsibility," said
Republican Whip Tom DeLay of Texas, who said that new technology provides
multiple protections against oil spills. "We can add these resources to our
energy supply without compromising environmental standards."

Others said that the estimated 7.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and
400 million barrels of oil in the lease site are too great to ignore.

The amendment was attached to a larger $18.9 billion House spending bill
that would fund the Department of Interior in fiscal year 2002. The House
then passed the overall bill.

Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, will sponsor companion legislation in
the Senate. If approved, it must then be signed into law by the president,
who supports drilling in the Gulf.

The president's brother, Republican Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, has made
recent national headlines in vowing to fight drilling offshore Florida
coastlines, setting off a family quarrel with his brother in the White
House.

Only one member of Florida's congressional delegation has spoken in support
of offshore drilling for gas. Rep. John Mica, an Orlando Republican, has
said he believes that gas drilling is reasonably safe and could be used to
fire the state's power plants. Mica was the only Florida House member to
vote against the amendment.

Davis, along with Florida's two senators, Democrat Bob Graham and Nelson,
have introduced legislation to permanently prevent the federal government
from issuing oil and gas leases off Florida's Gulf Coast.

Copyright States News Service, all right reserved.
Copyright © 2001, States News Service, all rights reserved.




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7)BRASIL: Phillips Petroleum obtiene BM-ES-11
(Brazil : Phillips Petroleum gets BM-ES-11)

Story Filed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:11 AM EST

Brazil, Jun 25, 2001 (Jornal do Comercio/SABI via COMTEX) -- Phillips
Petroleum Company has led the third round of tenders started by ANP (Agencia
Nacional do Petroleo) in June 2001. The company has acquired the block
BM-ES-11 at Espirito Santo state, for R$117.7mil. It will also explore the
block BM-PAMA3 at Para state, through R$36mil investment. Phillips'
operations in Brazil still needs the authorization of environmental agency
Ibama (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente).

Copyright (c) 2001, South American Business Information, All rights
reserved.
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Oil & Gas Extraction
EVENT: Tenders

Copyright © 2001, SABI, all rights reserved.




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