We, SpeSeas, recognize that negative environmental impacts are to be expected with any development project, and that the benefits and costs must be weighed. However, in our assessment, the development and operation of the proposed Toco Port will result in significant negative impacts, including on the local, regional, and global environment, that are not commensurate with the proposed benefits. For example, the destruction of an important and unique reef system, and severe consequences to turtle populations in the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. In light of this, in our assessment, the development of the proposed Toco Port is not acceptable and should not move forward.
Please find our comments on the EIA for the proposed Toco Port below. We are happy for these to be shared and used. We also have a number of infographics on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for sharing.