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Antarctic Treaty Protocol On Environmental Protection Bans Fossil Fuel & Mineral Exploitation In Antarctica Until 2048 — How Much Longer Will The Treaty Hold?

April 10th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In 1998, the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, popularly known as the Madrid Protocol, entered into effect following negotiation between various countries over the preceding years. This protocol effectively banned all mining and fossil fuel development in Antarctica until 2048.

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