Bolsonaro to Auction Offshore Oil Fields in the Northeast Despite Warnings From Environmentalists

Environmentalists say it’s the latest example of how Bolsonaro is pushing aside warnings and scientific evidence in the name of progress.

By Peter Prengaman And Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven offshore oil fields in the northeast despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil’s main environmental body, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

Environmentalists say it’s the latest example of how Bolsonaro, who campaigned on promises to revive Latin America’s largest economy by cutting red tape . . .

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