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Ready, Set, Freeze: Glacial Law in Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier | flickr: Longhorndave

Earlier this year Argentina’s Congress set limits on the economic activity of certain operations adjacent to the country’s glaciers. And while environmentalists have been critical of government action, as of March 1, the country has now put into action the first step towards a glacier protection law.

Cristina Fernandez’s presidential decree orders an extensive study that will require inventory of these national treasures. Heavy criticism can be expected by governors of mining provinces in affected regions, who will certainly question the constitutionality of such law.

by: Jason Z. Guest