With the war between Russia And UkraineThe main suppliers of potassium-based fertilizers to Brazil, government parliamentarians found the opportunity to defend bills that would legalize mineral exploration in the native lands. Amazon. This position is mainly based on the President’s plan Jair Bolzano To dig up the potassium located in these reserves.
One of the main proponents of this idea is the vice president of government RoomCongressman Ever de Melo (PP-ES). “In my opinion, other than trying other sources, Brazil should open its fertilizer mechanisms domestically. DomesticBut we are talking about sovereignty, “he declared Attention Congress.
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Former Head of Government, Representative. Vittor Hugo (União-GO) supported the use of native lands and reduced opposition. “We do not have to depend on fertilizer imports. Potassium is in stock in the Amazon. The left has been working to make its exploitation impossible through indigenous lands and security units covering more than half of the region, ”he said on his Twitter profile.
Sub Sanderson (União-RS) also accepted the same speech. “Dependence on foreign fertilizers must be tackled soon. We import 97% potassium fertilizer. Without it, the savior of Brazilian agriculture would be in decline. Domestic problems, fueled by the global left, prevent us from exploiting our own resources, ”he argued.
Pia Kissis (União-DF) The shortage of fertilizers to find one of the legislative guidelines proposed by the government found a gap. “Our Bill No. 191 of 2020 allows the exploitation of mineral, water and organic resources in indigenous lands. Once approved, one of these issues will be resolved. Due to the war in Russia / Ukraine, today we face the risk of potassium deficiency or rising prices, “he said on his network.
At Senate, Is called to vote on the motion in this regard. “More than ever, we see the need for Brazil to find ways to achieve self-sufficiency in the agribusiness and to stop exporting the abundant inputs we have in the country. This warning has been going on for a long time, ”said the senator. Marcos Rogerio (PL-RO).
The leader looks at this speech with concern Environmental Parliamentary FrontCongressman Rodrigo Agostinho (PSB-SP). “What the government wants is to use fertilizer rationale to authorize mining on indigenous lands,” he said. Attention Congress. The deputy points out that the Amazon is already considered one of the world’s mineral exploration poles, even if it is not legally desired by the government.
The environmental activist leader pointed out that even if the bill to legalize excavations on indigenous lands was approved, the potassium problem would not be resolved before the end of the war. “Assuming there is a shortage of ore, no one can approve a mine and build the infrastructure in a year or two. (…) This requires a license, access to the mine, and work to transport the ore. It’s not a simple process. “
Bill 191/2020, cited by Deputy Pia Kissis, has a second legal problem, which may not be possible as a solution to the deficit during the war: although it was included in the list of priorities for government for 2022, its process is still in its infancy and is under analysis by the Chambers of Mines and Energy. For the bill to pass into law, it would still have to go through a commission, which, when deemed appropriate by the Speaker of the House, would be voted on by the full House and then analyzed by the President through a similar process in the Senate. Republic.
These restrictions did not stop Jair Bolzano from speaking out in defense of the plan. “In 2016, as an associate, I talked about the dependence of Russian on potash. Food security and agribusiness demand, the executive and the legislature, are measures that allow us to be independent of what we have in abundance, ”he declared on his social media network.
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