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Monday, April 16, 2018

Footing the Bill for Environmental Damage

ROY could not conceal his anger after checking the screen of his cellular phone. On Wednesday night last week, the Director-General of Law Enforcement of the Environment and Forestry Ministry had received a message about a release from Greenomics Indonesia, a social institution which focuses on environmental economics. It had put a number on the amount of losses which resulted from the crude oil spill from a Pertamina pipeline which…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.