November 28th 2023, La Prensa reported that Panama’s Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) declared, unanimously, that Law 406 of October 20, 2023, is unconstitutional.
La Prensa has reported several protests in Panama following the National Assembly’s endorsement, and President Cortizo signing of a new contract between the State and Minera Panamá.
In a recent report, the United Nations warned that sediments are a hidden threat to reservoirs. Of 47,403 large reservoirs from all over the world, Panama was found the country to be most affected.
The government of Panama and energy companies, including SGP BioEnergy, have announced that Panama will add green hydrogen production to a biorefinery currently in development.
November 2 2020 environmental and scientific organizations called on the President to issue a "partial veto" of bill 131, which was approved April 13th 2020 to regulate fishing and aquaculture.
Non-native fish are invading Lake Gatun following the Panama canal expansion according to a new report in Nature Ecology and Evolution by Smithsonian Scientists.
In the 2019 fiscal year, the Panama Canal closed with a record tonnage of 469 million tones (PC/UMS), exceeding the projection and surpassing the record tonnage from the previous fiscal year.
Attorney General, Rigoberto González has requested information from the Environmental Minister, Emilio Sempris, on Boná Island for the second time following a lease agreement for an oil terminal.
Last year the National Assembly approved a bill prohibiting plastic bags, granting a 12 month period for supermarkets, pharmacies and retailers to adapt to the laws, now that period is almost up.