Ankara approves environmental impact assessment for Turkish Stream offshore section

  03 October 2017    Read: 621
Ankara approves environmental impact assessment for Turkish Stream offshore section

Turkey's Environment and Urbanization Ministry has announced the final approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the offshore section of the Turkish Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline, the pipeline authority said in a statement.

A thorough consultation process resulted in the final EIA, read the statement, reminding that after publishing the draft EIA on June 21, the Turkish government established a Review and Evaluation Commission (REC), consisting of 23 relevant institutions and authorities, the Hurriyet Daily reported.

"On July 4, the Environment and Urbanization Ministry organized a meeting with REC members in order to ask questions and provide feedback on the draft EIA. Subsequently, the REC members submitted their opinions on the draft EIA in writing. The EIA has been amended in line with these opinions. All REC members have now provided a positive opinion on the EIA to the Turkish Environment and Urbanization Ministry,” the statement says.

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