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How Hydroelectric Power May Undermine Brazil's Pledge to Slash Greenhouse Gases

October 2, 2015VICE News

"Brazil is putting these dams into the energy mix, without so much as looking at their carbon footprints," said Brent Millikin, the Brazil-based Amazon program director for International Rivers, a US environmental group. "The dams are a disaster every way you look at it."

Greenpeace Report Slams Brazil Plan for Tapajos Dam in Amazon

Greenpeace Report Slams Brazil Plan for Tapajos Dam in Amazon

September 29, 2015Reuters

Greenpeace called on Brazilian authorities on Tuesday to reject an environmental assessment for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon because it was a "marketing tool" that disregarded the indigenous people living along its banks.

Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Says Ecuadorian Villages Can Sue Chevron

Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, discuss the decision of an Ontario court to allow the case to go forward

September 9, 2015The Real News Network

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that indigenous Amazonians of Ecuador can use an Ontario court in an attempt to collect billions of dollars from Chevron for contaminating their rainforest and the subsequent environmental and health damages it caused for the people living in the area.

Ecuadoreans Can Sue Chevron in Canada, Supreme Court Rules

Ecuadoreans Can Sue Chevron in Canada, Supreme Court Rules

September 4, 2015The Globe and Mail

Ecuadorean villagers can sue Chevron and its Canadian subsidiary in an Ontario court to enforce a $9.5-billion (U.S.) judgment from Ecuador, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.

These Ecuadorians Want to Seize Chevron's Canadian Assets

September 3, 2015VICE News

Canada's Supreme Court is set to weigh in on one of the most bitterly contested environmental lawsuits in history Friday, deciding whether Ecuadorian villagers can go after Canadian assets of the US-based oil major Chevron.

Native Protesters Seize Oil Wells in Peru To Urge Government Action

September 2, 2015Reuters

Indigenous protesters in Peru seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block on Tuesday and said they also planned to halt output in a neighboring concession to press the government to address pollution and compensation demands.

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

This Peruvian Tribe's Approach To Fighting Big Oil Just Makes So Much Sense

August 26, 2015Fusion

According to Andrew E. Miller, with Amazon Watch, community-based documentation of the ongoing pollution in the region led to four rivers being declared "environmental emergency zones" by Peru's Environment Minister, though he told Fusion that "few actions were taken to actually address the crisis."

A "Savage Cannibal" Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

A "Savage Cannibal" Movie in 2015? We Can Do Better

August 21, 2015Indian Country Today

Racist portrayals of indigenous people are sadly all too common. "The Green Inferno" takes it up a notch. Why just feature tribal savages of long ago when you can set the story in modern times and show the tribe actually eating people?

Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising

August 12, 2015New Politics

Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.

Ecuador Spied on Amazon Oil Plan Opponents, Leaked Papers Suggest

Government spies may have illegally targeted political and environmental opponents to president Rafael Correa’s plan to extract oil in Yasuni national park

August 3, 2015The Guardian

Ecuadorian spies may have broken the law by obtaining personal information on MPs, environmentalists, indigenous groups, human rights activists, academics and political opponents of president Rafael Correa who opposed the exploitation of oil from an Amazonian wilderness, according to leaked papers.

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