News & Multimedia from 2007

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Hunting Resources in Peru

December 20, 2007Wall Street Journal

A Hunt Oil Co.-led gas project could start Peru long-overdue exploitation of its natural resources, and boost its battered economy. [...]

FINANCE: Prickly Peru Gas Project Gets Key Loan

December 19, 2007IPS-Inter Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (IPS) - The Inter-American Development Bank approved key financing Wednesday for a Peruvian bid to become an exporter of gas, over the objections of environmentalists and indigenous people's advocates. The IDB cleared a 400-million-dollar loan to build a pipeline for natural gas from Peru's Camisea fields, in one of the most pristine parts of the Peruvian Amazon. The sum is a sliver of the pro [...]

Court Expert’s Office Burglarized During Calculation of Damages Against Chevron Spotlight on Chevron as Official Warns His Life is in Danger

December 19, 2007

San Francisco – The office of a court-appointed expert tasked with calculating the damages against Chevron (formerly Texaco) for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the Ecuadorian Amazon has been robbed of information relating to the case. On the night of December 13-14, a laptop computer and files went missing from his office in Quito, the official, Richard Cabrera said. [...]

Piden a organismos multilaterales que aplacen decision sobre Camisea

December 12, 2007EFE

Una delegación peruana que se opone al proyecto de gas de Camisea pidió hoy en Washington a los organismos multilaterales que estudian dar préstamos que aplacen su decisión hasta evaluar los posibles daños ambientales y sociales de la obra. El denominado proyecto Camisea II prevé la construcción de una planta de licuefacción en Pampa Melchorita, a unos 169 kilómetros de Lima, para exportar el gas natural a M [...]

World Bank, IDB and Ex-Im Bank Loans to Hunt Oil’s Peruvian Fossil Fuel Project Would Breach Bank’s Own Guidelines

December 11, 2007

PRESS BRIEFING AT 9.30AM, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT OFFICES OF AMAZON WATCH, 1350 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW, WASHINGTON DC Washington D.C. – The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and U.S. [...]

Pablo Fajardo Wins CNN Hero Award

December 7, 2007

San Francisco – Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the 30,000 plaintiffs in the landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron (formerly Texaco) in Ecuador has won the CNN Hero award, in the Fighting for Justice category. Fajardo was chosen from more than 7,000 nominations from 93 countries submitted by viewers to CNN over five months. [...]

Global Warming Puts Amazon at Risk

December 6, 2007AP

BALI, Indonesia (AP) – The impact of climate change plus deforestation could wipe out or severely damage nearly 60 percent of the Amazon forest by 2030 – making it impossible to keep global temperatures from reaching catastrophic levels, an environmental group said Thursday. Several recent studies have suggested similar findings, but scientists say the size and complexity of the Amazon leaves many ques [...]

Environmentalists go to court to suspend the auction of Rio Madeira Dam Project

December 6, 2007

São Paulo and Brasília The NGO Friends of the Earth - Brazilian Amazon filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday (Dec. 5th) in the Federal Courts, requesting the suspension of the Santo Antônio Hydro Power Plant auction, in the Madeira River (state of Rondônia, in the Amazon), scheduled for December 10th . [...]

Daryl Hannah: Hollywood’s full-on green guerrilla

December 2, 2007Guerrilla Gardeners

The actress Daryl Hannah has always been an oddball. As a child, she thought she had Asperger’s. She hates publicity and once had to be tranquillised to attend the Oscars. Unlike most celebrities, the beautiful co-star of the Kill Bill movies doesn’t just talk about caring for the environment. [...]

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