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Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal

Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal

The green light to drill in one of the world's most biologically significant areas will come at an incalculable cost to Yasuní's biodiversity and the indigenous groups that live there.

June 11, 2014The New York Times

Though the government should be held to account, the stillbirth of Yasuni-ITT is a shared failure. Mr. Correa promises to transition from fossil fuels – after the oil is gone. But that may be too late for an area as ecologically fragile and culturally sensitive as Yasuni.

Amazon Tribal Chief’s SOS: The White Man Is Destroying Everything

Amazon Tribal Chief’s SOS: The White Man Is Destroying Everything

June 10, 2014The Independent

Chief Raoni Metuktire, the Brazilian tribal leader who enlisted Sting to help save the Amazon rainforest, has accused the developed world of being intent on "destroying everything" and urged its citizens to fundamentally change the way they think.

Oil Company Has Built "Secret" Road Deep into Yasuní National Park

Oil Company Has Built "Secret" Road Deep into Yasuní National Park

June 6, 2014The Ecologist

Ecuador's state oil company PetroAmazonas has, in secret, built a road deep into the heart of the world-famous Yasuni National Park in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, violating promises and threatening uncontacted indigenous tribes.

Is This the Ecuador Government's Way of Mocking the UN?

June 6, 2014Huffington Post

There was a reason Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, chose to announce his support for an initiative to forgo exploiting the oil fields under the Yasuní National Park – home to indigenous peoples and one of the most biodiverse places on earth – on 5 June 2007: 5 June, today, is the United Nations' "World Environment Day."

Brazil: Amazon Indians Shot at Belo Monte Dam Site

Brazil: Amazon Indians Shot at Belo Monte Dam Site

This week 20 Amazon Indians walked to the Belo Monte dam site to demand the company keep its promises to compensate indigenous communities. Police shot them with 'rubber bullets' and stun grenades, wounding four. Tensions are rising...

May 30, 2014The Ecologist

A delegation of Xikrin Indigenous People were attacked this week with blast grenades and rubber bullets when they tried to enter the Belo Monte construction site to talk with representatives of Norte Energia S.A., responsible for the project. Four of them were wounded.

Colombia’s U’was Say No to Gas Drilling in Their Territory

Colombia’s U’was Say No to Gas Drilling in Their Territory

May 28, 2014Upside Down World

Plans by Colombia's state-owned firm Ecopetrol to drill for gas in the north of the country have been suspended following opposition from the indigenous U'wa people.

Ecuador "Green-lights Environmental Disaster" in Biodiversity Hotspot

Environment minister authorized environmental permits for oil drilling in Yasuní National Park

May 26, 2014MintPress

In a move condemned as paving the way for an environmental disaster, the environment minister of Ecuador on Thursday authorized permits for oil exploration to begin within the Yasuní National Park, an area home to two indigenous communities living in voluntary isolation and an area some consider the most biodiverse place in the world.

Ecuador Signs Permits for Oil Drilling in Amazon's Yasuni National Park

Companies could start extracting oil underneath key biodiversity reserve on Earth by 2016

May 23, 2014The Guardian

Drilling for oil in a part of the Amazon rainforest considered one of the most biodiverse hotspots on the planet is to go ahead less than a year after Ecuador's president lifted a moratorium on oil drilling there.

No More Impunity! Communities Worldwide Protest "Gangster Corporation" Chevron

No More Impunity! Communities Worldwide Protest "Gangster Corporation" Chevron

Demonstrations planned in five continents in solidarity with those poisoned by oil giant's operations

May 21, 2014Common Dreams

Decrying what they say are Chevron's crimes against humanity, communities across five continents are rising up on Wednesday in an international day of action against the oil giant.

Mining Companies Don't Take Into Account the Cost of Community Conflicts, Study Says

Opposition by Indigenous Groups Seen as Major Risk to Resource Projects World-wide

May 12, 2014The Wall Street Journal

"We are not against all investments, that would be absurd," said Roberto Espinoza, an adviser to Peru's biggest indigenous organization, Aidesep. "We only ask that the law is respected, and the law says communities should be consulted...and have the right to determine their own development."

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