The Guilfordian

Belize prohibits oil drilling in its oceans

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

In late December, Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow announced an indefinite prohibition of oil drilling in the Caribbean country’s oceans. Belize’s barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef, is a world heritage site and one of the largest reefs in the world. This 560-mile-long ocean ecosystem supports...