Eye on the Amazon
  • Solutions or Bust

    Solutions or Bust

    Indigenous Amazonian communities in Peru intend to block new oil bids failing immediate government action to solve problems of four decades of exploitation and contamination

    September 3, 2014 – Last week, indigenous women sent a clear message to visiting government officials: If there is no real movement toward solutions to the appalling contamination in their territories, then there will be no more bidding on the oil under their territories.

  • Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

    Finally! A Candid Exposé of Chevron's Dirty Tricks

    August 29, 2014 – An article in Rolling Stone reminds readers that, "it's the farmers and the Indians, not the lawyers, who continue to struggle daily with the 50-year legacy of oil production in the region."

  • Belo Monte's Delay Challenges Accountability in the Amazon

    Belo Monte's Delay Challenges Accountability in the Amazon

    August 24, 2014 – "Used to blaming all of the problems and postponements of project developers on [the environmental agency] IBAMA and [indigenous agency] FUNAI, developers tend to hide their own technical incompetence behind alleged delays in environmental licensing."

  • A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

    A Brave Call from the "Dalai Lama of the Amazon"

    August 11, 2014 – Take action to defend Davi Yanomami! Send a letter to the Brazilian government demanding urgent police protection.

  • Minister Tapia: Thank You for Investigating Petroamazonas – Now Stop Them from Destroying the Rest of Ecuador's Amazon

    Minister Tapia: Thank You for Investigating Petroamazonas – Now Stop Them from Destroying the Rest of Ecuador's Amazon

    August 5, 2014 – Your petitions worked! Last week Minister Tapia announced plans to open an investigation into Petroamazonas' spill. Let's thank the minister and insist that she prohibit Petroamazonas from expanding its operations further into the Amazon.

  • Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

    Expelled from Ecuador: One Solar Visionary's Story

    July 29, 2014 – On July 17, Oliver Utne, a U.S. citizen residing in Ecuador with a valid visa, was abruptly questioned, detained, and forced to leave the country after being targeted by Ecuadorian immigration officials. Utne had been living in the country for several years and coordinating an innovative solar canoe project with the Achuar indigenous people.

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