Green activists of Los Angeles, who support Save Teghout movement, have addressed an open letter to Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
In particular, the letter says that the deposits and natural resources are mercilessly used in Armenia today, and serious damage is being inflicted to the nature and environment. This is the result of unfair social policy, which directly affects the health of the future generations. Today the Armenian Apostolic Church headed by Catholicos of All Armenians should support the fair fight for the nature of Armenia, the letter says.
To recall, the hearings on the project on development of the Teghout copper-molybdenum deposit were held in Los Angeles on March 11. Representatives of the Armenian community of the United States took part in the environmental seminar.
The seminar participants supported the initiative for the protection of Teghout forest. They bought T-shirts with the Teghout logo. The proceed from the sale of the T-shirts will be spent on technical facilities for Armenia's environmentalists.
The project on development of the Teghout copper-molybdenum deposit was approved by the Armenian Government in Nov 2007. The environmentalists have repeatedly said that the environmental risks in the project submitted for consideration of the Government were significantly reduced. The experts also say that in chase of money the activities of the large companies run counter to the country's legislation and international conventions.
13:06 April 06, 2012