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Amazon Watch is monitoring concessions held by US-based oil company ConocoPhillips. The company holds two concessions in this area covering 5.5 million acres of ecologically-sensitive forestlands, some of which are home to peoples living in voluntary isolation. Spain's Repsol, jointly holds the concession for one of the blocks. Amazon Watch has called on both companies to abandon the lot based on the grave risks their operations pose to isolated peoples living there. More
"I've seen a publicity campaign saying that Pluspetrol is working hand-in-hand with the communities, that they protect the environment, our health, our children. It makes me ashamed for them to see this advertising they aren't living up to. They don't care. What's more, they won't admit all the bad things they have done. The people who don't live here might believe the campaign, but the people from the communities don't believe it because they live here."
As Peru continues to expand oil activities in the Amazon, there's a new oil company with grand ambitions, Calgary-based Gran Tierra. Does Gran Tierra not understand the risks they are running? If so, they are in for a rude shock.
From the Amazon to the Andes, communities are protesting the devastation left by mining and oil projects. Successive governments have readily resorted to repressive measures.
It's been a huge year here at Amazon Watch. As we look towards 2013 we know that we can only do so thanks to the strong foundation you provide. Your activism, your partnership, all those petitions and all your financial support.
ConocoPhillips announced today that they are pulling out of Oil Bocks 123 and 129 in the Peruvian Amazon. The announcement comes just weeks after Talisman Energy announced their withdrawal from the country.
Three years ago yesterday, Peruvian police opened fire on a group of protesters near the town of Bagua in northern Peru. The violent clashes that ensued left 34 dead and over 200 injured in the worst violence in recent history.
National March of Solidarity in IquitosJune 1, 2012Alianza Arkana Blog
Leading the pack was a small boy with a handwritten sign, "Don't you drink water from the Nanay? Join the fight." And behind him thousands of people from Iquitos and the region of Loreto, chanting and marching along the main streets of Iquitos.
May 31 to be Day of National SolidarityMay 21, 2012Alianza Arkana Blog
From the Andes to the Amazon, indigenous and mestizo groups across Peru plan to mobilize on May 31 to resist industrial development projects that they say would destroy vital natural water sources and threaten community survival.
Peruvian citizens mobilize against exploration wells in sensitive areas of the AmazonMay 9, 2012
San Francisco, CA – Grassroots opposition is mounting as ConocoPhillips' plans to drill for oil within the fresh-water source for Peru's largest rainforest city.
This is the second edition of our Investor's Eye on the Amazon quarterly email newsletter, featuring a new report entitled "An Analysis of the Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco."