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Chinese Oil Permit in the Congo Threatens Park, Must Be Scrapped, Says NGO

An oil exploration permit held by a Chinese company in Congo-Brazzaville could threaten the ecosystem of one of the country’s national parks and should be scrapped, a U.S. environmental group said on Thursday.

Congo Brazzaville awarded the oil exploration permit to China Oil Natural Gas Overseas Holding United at the start of the year, which, according to Earth Insight, overlaps with just over a quarter of the Conkouati-Douli National Park.

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