Uganda’s Eacop backers cite economic and social gains to answer environmental critics

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Issue 494 - 05 Nov 2023 - By Marc Howard | 7 minute read

Were projects assessed solely on their economic and social impact, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) and Lake Albert would probably be widely praised. Uganda needs both the energy and investment the projects bring. But the projects have drawn fierce criticism from environmental campaigners and NGOs, in Uganda and beyond in a concerted, high-profile campaign that has registered successes.

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