Halt to the passing of four new oil and gas laws (op-ed)

Following the government’s decision to award oil and gas offshore contracts to the Total-Eni-Novatek consortium, a hazardous rush to adopt a set of new legislation has ensued, which will prove decisive for Lebanon, not only in the coming years, but for future generations. Kulluna Irada wrote an op-ed on this topic urging for a proper transparent process to review the proposed onshore bill and alleviate major concerns over land-grabbing and environmental threats.