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Ecuador Ministry layoffs to slow environmental permitting

Ecuador’s deputy environment minister, Steven Petersen, has resigned due to mass layoffs of ministry personnel which he says will compromise the ability of the ministry to carry out its function.

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Steven Petersen resigns as Ecuador's deputy environment minister

Some 398 people, including biologists and veterinarians, were fired from the ministry as the government merged the entity with the Water Secretariat.