Say NO to Ecuador's Sham Oil Spill Cleanup!

It's been a year since Ecuador's two major oil pipelines ruptured, spilling an estimated 672,000 gallons of crude into the Coca River. The spill affected some 27,000 Kichwa Indigenous people who drink, bathe, fish, swim, and depend on the river for clean water.

There has yet to be a full remediation. Local communities continue to confront health and economic effects from the contamination, and they still lack access to fresh water. Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment and Water is protecting the polluters: Petroecuador and the OCP Consortium.

Tell Ecuador's environmental agency to take immediate action, stop colluding with the oil industry, and hold the pipeline operators accountable for their toxic mess!

To: Minister Marcelo Mata

It has been a year since Ecuador's two major oil pipelines ruptured, spilling an estimated 16,000 barrels of crude into the Coca River. We urge you to hold Petroecuador and OCP accountable and ensure a full remediation and restoration of the river.

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To: Minister Marcelo Mata
CC: Ricardo Merino, President of PetroEcuador
Andrés Mendizabal, President of OCP Consortium
Rene Ortiz, Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
Lenin Moreno, President of Ecuador

It has been a year since Ecuador's two major oil pipelines ruptured, spilling an estimated 16,000 barrels of crude into the Coca River. The spill has affected 27,000 Kichwa Indigenous people, who depend on the rivers and clean water for daily survival, especially during a pandemic.

The Ministry has allowed both pipeline operators – Petroecuador and the OCP consortium – to hastily end clean up efforts when evidence of ongoing contamination remains. Equally disturbing are the guarantees made to local communities that the water is safe to use, when it is not.

We urge you to hold both pipeline operators Petroecuador and OCP accountable, and ensure a full remediation and restoration of the river in consultation with affected communities, and provide long-term monitoring of spill impacts.

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