La Brea, Pt Fortin MPs want spills discussed in House

 The MPs for La Brea and Point Fortin, Fitzgerald Jeffrey and Paula Gopee-Scoon, want the La Brea oil spills to be discussed as matters of urgent public importance when Parliament meets on Friday.

The MPs indicated this in a joint press release issued yesterday.

The release said the request has been sent to House Speaker Wade Mark for his consideration.

The release said that under Standing Order 12, the Definite Matter of Urgent Public Importance, Jeffrey intends to discuss, “the recent large oil spills in the coastal region of the south western peninsula of Trinidad and the government’s failure to adequately address the very serious resultant effects.”

Gopee-Scoon, the release said, wished to raise under Standing Order 11, “state-owned Petrotrin’s incapacity and unpreparedness in their response to the very damaging oil spills and the effect on the people, fishing and tourism industries and the environment.”

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