Sep 14, 2022
In his latest piece, Secret Data, Tiny Islands and a Quest for Treasure on the Ocean Floor, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Lipton reports on the Seabed Authority, an international agency tasked with regulating mining in parts of the Pacific Ocean, and its relationship to a Canadian mining company. Though the Seabed Authority is tasked with ensuring that mining in the Pacific Ocean will benefit developing countries, Lipton found a much more complicated story when he investigated the relationship between the Seabed Authority and The Metals Company. We discuss his reporting, the complications with regulating metals crucial to the green energy revolution, and environmental concerns over ocean mining.
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