Eye on the Amazon
  • Belo Monte Under Renewed Legal Attack

    Belo Monte Under Renewed Legal Attack

    Brazilian high court demands new environmental study, threatening to paralyze mega-dam

    April 1, 2014 – Judge José Batista heavily criticized Belo Monte, affirming, "The only concern [in this project] was economic, with a small amount of environmental [concern] and no social concern, especially in regards to indigenous peoples."

  • ¡Yasuní Depende de Ti!

    ¡Yasuní Depende de Ti!

    Celebrities rise in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend the Amazon

    March 28, 2014 – “The future is in your hands,” said Oscar award winning actor Jared Leto, urging Ecuadorian voters to sign for an oil-free Yasuní. Watch a new video released today featuring celebrity supporters in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend Yasuní National Park from oil drilling.

  • "Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

    "Without Clean Water, We Cannot Survive"

    ClearWater: Building a movement for clean water & cultural survival

    March 26, 2014 – In just two years, ClearWater has installed more than 500 family-sized rainwater systems that serve thousands of people in communities who have long suffered an epidemic of cancer, birth defects, and other illnesses.

  • COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20

    COP Out? Peru Pulling the Plug on Environmental Oversight in View of COP 20

    March 26, 2014 – Peru was selected to host COP 20, and yet its Minister of Energy and Mines announced a new law that would potentially eliminate submission and approval of Environmental Impact Assessments for oil and gas companies.

  • Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

    Don't Buy Chevron's Big Lie!

    March 25, 2014 – Ironically, the grave danger from Chevron's farcical RICO ruling is not to the Ecuadorians seeking justice. The real danger is the precedent this sets for our work to hold Chevron and other U.S. corporations accountable.

  • From Floods to Drought, Brazil's Energy Sector Faces a Catastrophic Year

    From Floods to Drought, Brazil's Energy Sector Faces a Catastrophic Year

    March 13, 2014 – Einstein once said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." It is evident that the Brazilian government dismisses such wisdom.

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