Baku-Ceyhan pipeline receives Georgian clearance; Environmentalists cry foul

Today the Georgian government gave environmental clearance for the construction of the Georgian section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. This despite the fact that, during the environmental review process, environmental organisations had questioned the resolve of British Petroleum as the leading member of the BTC consortium to adequately address the project’s environmental and social consequences. International …

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Incomplete Assessments – Who Will Guarantee Pipeline Safety? More Questions on British Petroleum’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline

Two documents published today by the CEE Bankwatch Network criticise plans for a proposed oil export pipeline in Georgia. The papers Quality Analysis of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Draft Report for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline: Georgian Part and Comments on Draft ESIA Report for BTC pipeline (Georgia) find many deficiencies in a report …

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