The Argentine Senate approved the "Glacier Law" (Ley de Glaciares) which restricts mining activities in Argentina forcing it to be environmentally friendly.
The law which is more permissive than the original project passed by the Lower Chamber of Congress (Deputies) but still puts restraints on all open-pit mining in high mountain areas by or close to glaciers.
Now we must wait and see if the President vetoes the law or passes it.
See Greenpeace Argentina's website page about the Glacier law (in Spanish), or in English, you can see the article posted at BBC's site.
Find out about the environmental problems that Patagonia faces.
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