Oh how thinly veiled is this? From the slant, you'd think that they're trying to set up nothing but geothermal energy plants. You almost miss the intro:
A new presidential decree allowing mining, power plant, transport and renewable energy projects in protected forests was welcomed by companies in those sectors on Wednesday.
the same thing occurred to me on reading this. it *could* be that the journalist did a bad job of writing it up. I can understand allowing geothermal operations into areas that are listed as national parks, but allowing mining is definitely not a Good Thing.