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 […]

Styrofoam Ban

WHAT IS STYROFOAM? Polystyrene is a petroleum-based plastic made from the styrene monomer. Most people know it under the name Styrofoam, which is actually the trade name of a polystyrene foam product used for housing insulation. Polystyrene is a light-weight material, about 95% air, with very good insulation properties and is used in all types […]

EPA staff gets Internship from Mexican Embassy

Press Release  EPA staff gets Internship from Mexican Embassy Environmental Officer within the Technical Secretariat of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ms. Savitri Itwaru is the EPA’s first beneficiary of internship through bilateral cooperation with the Mexican Embassy in Guyana. Ms.Itwaru has commenced her three weeks internship with the Mexican Agency for Security, Energy and […]

EPA opens first regional office in Whim, Berbice

  Press Release –EPA opens first regional office in Whim, Berbice April 25, 2019- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commissioned its first regional office at Whim Village, East Berbice – Corentyne. This milestone achievement signals EPA’s commitment to its mandate to oversee the sustainable use of Guyana’s environmental resources.  This physical expansion will directly support […]

7Th Annual Environmental Education Workshop For Teachers

 Forty nine trained in EPA’s 7th Annual Environmental Education Workshop for Teachers Education is the foundation for progress and teachers are key to laying that foundation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes competent teachers as an asset in the national and global movement for advancing environmental education and awareness in all spheres of society.  This […]