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Was Brazil's Belo Monte Dam a Bad Idea?

Was Brazil's Belo Monte Dam a Bad Idea?

March 7, 2014Forbes

The world's third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, the Belo Monte dam is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para where the dam is being constructed in the jungles of northern Brazil, it is the end of life as they knew it.

US Oil and Gas Firm Hunt Urged to Suspend Amazon Exploration

Concerns over indigenous reserve and archaeological remains prompts call from local federation

February 27, 2014The Guardian

"We request, in the name of Peru's indigenous peoples, that Hunt Oil, representatives of the national and regional government, the Ministry of Energy, and professionals from the extractive sector in general abandon, for ethical and moral reasons, opportunism, egoism and avarice, and respect the rights and territories of indigenous peoples."

Two Lawsuits to Stop Peru's Biggest Gas Project in Indigenous Reserve

Operations by gas consortium in Amazon reserve for vulnerable indigenous peoples met with legal action

February 25, 2014The Guardian

Three Peruvian judges are scheduled to meet on April 1st following a lawsuit filed to stop a gas consortium from operating in a reserve in the Amazon created for indigenous peoples living in "initial contact" and "voluntary isolation."

China's "Going Out" Companies Must Tread the Earth More Lightly

Michelle Chan urges China's banking regulator to enforce green guidelines

February 24, 2014South China Morning Post

Ensuring compliance with the Green Credit Directive is certainly no easy task. Chinese borrowers, such as resource extraction companies, are "late to the game" when it comes to developing international assets, and are loading up on environmentally, socially and politically risky projects.

Ecuador's Development Dilemma: Will Oil Win Out?

Ecuador's President Correa is resisting calls to reconsider a scrapped initiative to leave Amazon crude oil untouched.

February 22, 2014The Christian Science Monitor

In Ecuador, his move has drawn the ire of environmental and indigenous rights groups and sparked a debate over an otherwise extremely popular administration. One organization, Yasunidos, is trying to collect 600,000 signatures by April to force a national referendum on whether to allow drilling.

Chevron Compensates Victims of PA Gas Explosion: With Pizza

After a fatal gas well explosion in Pennsylvania earlier this month, Chevron adds insult to injury by giving local families coupons for pizza and soda.

February 20, 2014MintPress

The pizza coupons are the company's "token of appreciation" for residents after an explosion on Feb. 11 in the rural community of Bobtown, Penn., sparked a fire that burned for about five days, killed one employee and injured another.

"We're on the Cusp of a New Oil Boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon"

Since announcing plans to drill for oil under Yasuni, Ecuador has vowed the national park will be left "99.9% intact". But this promise is not being reflected on the ground.

February 19, 2014The Guardian

At the end of last year, Ecuador put 16 oil blocks in the Amazon jungle region to the south of Yasuni up for auction in an effort to drum up new joint-venture partners. "We're on the cusp of a new oil boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon the like of which we have never seen before," says Kevin Koenig, programme co-ordinator, at campaign group Amazon Watch.

Ecuador Pursued China Oil Deal While Pledging to Protect Yasuni, Papers Show

Ecuador Pursued China Oil Deal While Pledging to Protect Yasuni, Papers Show

Negotiations took place while the country sought funds to forgo oil exploitation in pristine forest under the Yasuni-ITT scheme

February 19, 2014The Guardian

The proposed behind-the-scenes deal, which traded drilling access in exchange for Chinese lending for Ecuadorian government projects, will dismay green and human rights groups who had praised Ecuador for its pioneering Yasuni-ITT Initiative to protect the forest. Yasuni is one of the most biodiverse places in the world and home to indigenous peoples – some of whom are living in what Ecuador's constitution calls "voluntary isolation".

Chevron Claims Political Cartoons Are Extortion

"I'm honored they feel injured by the cartoon," the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist said.

February 18, 2014MintPress

Earlier this month, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore shared on his personal website that Chevron filed court documents saying it was "injured" by a cartoon Fiore had created with Amazon Watch.

Brazil Land Disputes Spread as Indians Take on Wildcat Miners

February 17, 2014Reuters

As Brazil struggles to solve land disputes between Indians and farmers on the expanding frontier of its agricultural heartland, more tensions over forest and mineral resources are brewing in the remote Amazon.

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