No drilling clause junked by Ecuador to allow oil production

QUITO, Ecuador President Rafael Correa has given the go ahead for rich countries to begin drilling for oil in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest on Thursday, abandoning an ambitious 2007 plan he proposed to stop oil exploration in a pristine preserve. The collapse of the Yasuni ITT initiative is a major blow for activists who are trying to save one of the world’s most biodiverse regions from …

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