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(CNN)Brazil has revoked key regulations protecting its tropical mangroves, a move fiercely criticized by environmental and climate groups. The National Environment Council, known as Conama, voted Monday to overturn the measures that had defined the ecosystems along Brazil’s coastline as “permanent preservation areas” and restricted commercial development projects. Environment Minister Ricardo Salles defended the move and said the changes provided greater “balance” in order to protect the environment.Tens of thousands of fires are pushing the Amazon to a tipping point“This government is concerned with the environment, with people and with sustainable economic development,” Salles told CNN affiliate CNN Brasil during an interview Monday. “You can’t create legislation that is so excessive that it asphyxiates the economic sector completely.”

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