Jose de Echow believes that we have weak regulatory bodies and standards, and that companies have a great edge of self-regulation. It also warns that environmental damage is irreparable The presence of a potential benefit in favor of the company to recover from an environmental emergency, Which will be tax deductible.
There is a contingency plan that companies with hazardous operations need. What would have happened in the case of the oil spill at the La Pampilla refinery?
Some experts list it The biggest oil disaster in our history. This ecological catastrophe clearly shows the danger we are moving in and this kind of activity being carried out, which indicates a higher risk, but is constantly trying to reduce it. That is what we see There is an unstable institutionalization on the part of the state, We have weak regulatory bodies and rules, and in practice companies have a great margin of self-regulation and self-regulation of their activities.
What is the status of OEFA?
I would like to underline this because now we are talking about its role OEFA, Functions, what it should have done. We must not forget that OEFA Act 30230 was severely affected, it was in the freezer for almost two years. In addition, for years the National Mining, Petroleum and Energy Society carried out massive campaigns. Authorized person And even Constitutional Court It aims to support regulatory bodies to reduce the regulatory contribution that companies must pay to regulatory bodies. We need a strong organizational structure and equally strong regulations to control activities that pose a serious risk to environmental systems, as is the case in most countries. But there is always talk that it scares investment and that it is a red tape.
It is clear that one person is responsible for this leak.
We are on the sixth day of this situation, we have gone from a seven gallon leak to a 250,000 gallon leak, which is equivalent to 6,000 barrels of spilled oil. In the field of impact we have also gone from 18 thousand square meters to almost 1 million 700 thousand square meters. In other words, we continue to receive basic information from the company because the government shows all the institutional instability and ability to deal with this kind of situation. To me, it is clear that the responsibility lies with the company. Under our law, liability is an objective, this function is risky and the operator must accept the costs considered in the law. There is the whole issue of administrative procedures, not to mention civil and criminal procedures.
You talked about the potential benefits for companies facing emergencies, including recovery costs.
These environmental impact companies have such benefits that allow them to deduct from the tax base the costs of recovering from an environmental emergency. I.e. These costs are transferred to the state and society as a whole. This seems like a slander to me.
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It is urgent to amend an article of the Income Tax Act so that legal liabilities arising from behaviors affecting the ecosystem may be deducted from the tax liabilities of companies. That is unacceptable. Penalties are fines that, in parallel with administrative approval, require companies to accept the costs of repairing the environment. That Cannot end up as a tax deduction.
Environmental impact has severe effects on marine flora and fauna.
The damage is irreparable. It can last for months and in other cases over months. It will take a long time to recreate the environment. Measuring vulnerabilities and damage is a very complex task. When the leak occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, it came from another dimension, and many years of talk about its regeneration. It depends on the Peruvian state’s ability to monitor, control and prevent further impact.
There is also economic damage, and there is an economic chain that forms over the summer on the beaches.
Unfortunately, this summer will be memorable Summer of Repsol disaster. The impact has reached Sankey, and we are talking about an important extension of the beach that will be the most important economic activity for all types of traders. The season is completely devastated and it takes months to recover the space, not just a few days.
It has offered to involve fishermen in environmental recovery efforts to offset the economic damage.
It is worrying that it has been reported that a way to involve the affected fishermen in their work and involve them in rescue operations in the area. This is not a radical solution because the first thing we need to ask for is that those who are part of this process need to be trained and have the right equipment. Those responsible for this catastrophic situation should provide compensation to the unemployed fishermen.
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