News & Multimedia from 2005

U’WA: A CALL FOR JUSTICE, A CALL FOR SUPPORT

December 23, 2005 | Campaign Update

“The U'wa people, by the power we have held for thousands of years, feel ourselves compelled to call out to the world. Understand that the strength of our power is with our words. We, the U'wa, are nonviolent people. Our power is our instinctive respect and spiritual consciousness. [...]More »

The Price of Oil

December 18, 2005 | New York Times - Magazine

More than 35 years ago, an offshore drilling rig spilled approximately three million gallons of oil into the waters near Santa Barbara. A massive slick covered hundreds of square miles and killed thousands of birds, seals and dolphins; the white beaches of California turned black with crude. Night after night, the TV networks showed oil-covered birds flopping in their death throes on fouled beaches. [...]More »

Amazon Watch letter to ConocoPhillips -- Amazon Watch Calls on ConocoPhillips to Reconsider Burlington's Risky Holdings in Ecuador and Peru

December 14, 2005 | Campaign Update

James J. MulvaChairman and Chief Executive OfficerConocoPhillips600 North Dairy Ashford (77079-1175)P.O. Box 2197Houston, TX 77252-2197Fax: 281.293.5555 Dear Mr. [...]More »

Amazon Watch Calls on ConocoPhillips to Reconsider Burlington's Risky Holdings in Ecuador and Peru

December 14, 2005 | Press Release

San Francisco - ConocoPhillips' agreement yesterday to acquire Houston-based Burlington Resources comes with serious environmental, political, and financial liabilities, Amazon Watch said today in a letter sent to James Mulva, the CEO of ConocoPhillips. The letter and an accompanying dossier described Burlington's involvement in two controversial projects on indigenous territories in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest which [...]More »

Osinerg Could Sanction TGP Over Pipeline Spills - Peru

December 12, 2005 | BNamericas.com

Peru's energy regulator Osinerg will hire an international consulting firm to carry out an emergency review of the Camisea project's natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline operated by TGP after four spills in the past 15 months, the mines and energy ministry said in a statement. Osinerg could fine TGP, force it to adopt certain measures or even revoke its concession license, energy and mines ministry advisor Mario Nicoli [...]More »

Oil and Cancer in Ecuador Ecuadoran Villagers Believe High Rates of Disease are Tied to Petroleum Pollution, a Contention that Chevron Disputes

December 11, 2005 | San Francisco Chronicle

Taracoa, Ecuador - On the porch of an Amazonian village store, a shirtless man flicks a rag at flies. "Does Maruja Garrido live here?" we ask. No answer. He raises his eyes, then flicks his rag again. A woman in a pink dress appears beside him. "Yes?" she asks warily, peering at us, two foreigners. "We're looking for Maruja Garrido," I say quickly. [...]More »

UN Demands Ecuador Protect Leaders of Lawsuit against Chevron Human Rights Official Calls for Rule of Law and Details of Police Probe

December 8, 2005 | Press Release

San Francisco, USA – The United Nations has called on the Ecuadorian government to guarantee the safety of lawyers and leaders of a landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron, following a series of threats and acts of harassment in recent weeks. The request came in a letter from Hina Jilani, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders, to the Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign [...]More »

Peru Threatens to Revoke Hunt Oil’s Pipeline Concession After Repeated Spills in the Rainforest

December 8, 2005 | Press Release

Peru’s Camisea Project Paralyzed by Fuel Spills and Indigenous River Blockade  (Lima, Peru) – Texas-based Hunt Oil’s consortium faces the suspension or loss of its concession to run a controversial, $1.6 billion, trans-Andean pipeline carrying gas from the Peruvian Amazon to the Pacific Coast. [...]More »

TERCER PRONUNCIAMIENTO DE LAS FEDERACIONES DE COMUNIDADES NATIVAS DEL BAJO URUBAMBA

December 5, 2005 | Campaign Update

AL MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA Y MINASA PERUPETROA OSINERGA LA EMPRESA TGPA LA EMPRESA PLUSPETROLAL PRESIDENTE DEL GOBIERNO REGIONAL DEL CUSCOA LA SRA. ALCALDESA DE LA MUNICIPALIDAD PROVINCIAL DE QUILLABAMBAAL SR. [...]More »

Hunt Oil Gets Warning: Amazon Destruction Will Harm Your Project’s Financing

December 5, 2005 | Press Release

Hunt Oil Criticized for Choosing Destructive Practices and for Repeated Spills in the Most Biodiverse Rainforest on Earth  Project Revenues Fuel Peru’s Military Spending In a letter sent to Hunt Oil’s CEO Ray Hunt on Friday, environmental groups warned the Texas Company that its abysmal record of Amazon destruction in its Camisea project must be reversed or the company will risk losing face and financiers. [...]More »

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