Court refuses Activists’ requests to cancel EPA’s Permit for Gas to Energy Project

On October 5, 2023, Justice Beharry refused to grant all the Orders requested by activists, Vanda Radzik and Elizabeth Deane-Hughes, who made an Application for Judicial Review to, among other things, have the Environmental Permit for the Gas to Energy (GTE) Project (Environmental Permit 20210528-NGPLE) cancelled. The two who were represented by Attorneys Melinda Janki, […]

Courts Order Polluters to Pay $300,000 Fine for Breach of EPA’s Prohibition Notice

The EPA in its efforts to ensure safe and healthy communities and address the numerous complaints received, has been providing compliance assistance for businesses to enable them to comply with good environmental management practices. However, in cases of continued disregard of its advice and recommendations the EPA has no choice but to enforce via the […]

Monitoring and Management of Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Produced Formation Water Releases

EPA Monitoring Produced Water Discharges Closely Produced Formation Water (PFW), sometimes called Produced Water (PW) is water trapped in underground formations that is brought to the surface during oil and gas extraction. This water has been in contact with the hydrocarbon-bearing formation and as a result, contains some of the chemical characteristics of the formation […]

EPA grants Environmental Authorisation for Uaru Petroleum Development Project

April 27, 2023 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the Uaru Petroleum Development Project.  The Agency granted a 5-year Environmental Permit to Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to undertake the construction and  operation  of  petroleum  production  facilities,  within  the  Stabroek  Block,  Offshore Guyana.  The  approval  of  the  Environmental  Impact  Assessment  and […]

MAXAR Partnership launch

PRESS RELEASE Guyana – First in Latin America and Caribbean to Implement Cutting-edge Technologies for Remote Real-time Monitoring of Environmental Change and Impacts both Offshore and Onshore In a simple but important ceremony hosted at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) headquarters in Georgetown, the Government of Guyana (GoG) officially launched its partnership with MAXAR Technologies […]