Oil extraction in the amazon rainforest

13 Mar 2019 The indigenous activist, leader of the Shiwiar community of Kurintsa, was raised deep in the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by towering ceibo  24 Jun 2016 In Ecuador, oil extraction began in the early 1920s, with a significant the discovery of a rich oil field beneath the Amazon rainforest (Center for  Over three decades of oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Chevron dumped more than 16 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest, leaving local 

Infrastructure and Extraction: A Host of Deforestation · Ever More Extreme 2013 . Women of the Amazon defend the rainforest from the dangers of oil drilling. 11 Nov 2019 Is the Amazon basin merely a green mass of undifferentiated land, We never knew the government wanted to extract oil from our lands. 11 Apr 2019 Ecuador is pushing to open up more rainforest and develop its oil and gas reserves in the hope of improving its sluggish economy and cutting its  19 Feb 2020 Gloria Ushigua fought against Andes Petroleum's plans for oil exploration in Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest. After delaying the  13 Mar 2019 The indigenous activist, leader of the Shiwiar community of Kurintsa, was raised deep in the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by towering ceibo 

Oil Exploitation in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador: A Public Health Emergency. Article (PDF the oil exploration in the Ecuadorian Amazon (8–. 10, 15) even 

One of the most dramatic impacts of oil extraction is in Ecuador’s Amazon region (el Oriente), where US oil giant Texaco seriously degraded an ecosystem and affected the lives of thousands of indigenous peoples. Huge oil and gas reserves have been discovered under the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and western Brazil. Major U.S. financial institutions are funneling billions of dollars into crude oil expansion in the western Amazon rainforest, according to a report released today that underscored indigenous peoples' long-standing opposition to fossil fuel extraction on ancestral lands. Oil Extraction Amazon Rainforest: 8 days in the Amazon. The Anchaur people vomit to cleanse and start the day fresh. Then they tell stories. One source of contamination was by the oil company Texaco – later acquired by Chevron – which dumped billions of gallons of oil waste in the Amazon rainforest, most of which went into unlined, Despite widespread concern over the vulnerability of the Amazon rainforests, four companies (Andes Petroleum, GeoPark, Frontera, and Amerisur) are actively pushing to expand fossil fuel extraction deep into the western Amazon region.

16 Aug 2013 Correa had sought US$3.6-billion in contributions to maintain a moratorium on drilling in the remote Yasuni National Park, which was declared a 

oil extraction. Drilling causes deforestation as trees are felled to make roads, well pads, and camps. Oil extraction adds toxic chemicals into the rainforest, especially in remote areas with little oversight by the State. Increased oil extraction brings more CO2 into our atmosphere furthering climate change. The extraction of oil is responsible for the deforestation, degradation, and environmental devastation of lands across the globe. The oil extraction process results in the release of toxic drilling by-products into local rivers, while broken pipelines and leakage result in persistent oil spillage. Oil Extraction Amazon Rainforest: 8 days in the Amazon. The Anchaur people vomit to cleanse and start the day fresh. Then they tell stories. Oil & the Amazon . At Rainforest Partnership, we have been highlighting the important correlation between rainforests and climate change and how any meaningful address of the pressing issue of climate change should focus on the protection of rainforests across the world. According to the study, the proposed oil and gas fields now cover 283,172 sq miles of the Amazon. Explaining the “triple carbon impact” of Amazonian oil extraction, the report says that copious amounts of carbon is emitted when the rainforest is cut down to establish drill sites. The Western Amazon contains large reserves of oil and gas (Finer et al., 2008). In the northern Peruvian Amazon, oil concessions known as Blocks 1AB and 8 were drawn at the late 1960 over the whole of the Corrientes, Pastaza and Tigre river basins (Loreto, Peru), tributary rivers of the Marañon river . More than 45,000 Achuar, Urarina, Quechua, Kichwa and Kukama-kukamilla indigenous people live in these river basins.

“Humberto Piaguaje, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador, describes the impacts of Chevron's oil exploration in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest”.

16 Aug 2013 Correa had sought US$3.6-billion in contributions to maintain a moratorium on drilling in the remote Yasuni National Park, which was declared a  30 Dec 2011 Ecuador had agreed last year to accept money in exchange for not drilling for oil in Yasuní National Park, an area of the Amazon rainforest that  29 Jan 2016 Ecuador's government sold oil exploration rights in a remote corner of the Amazon rainforest to a consortium of Chinese state-owned oil  16 Apr 2018 Yasuni National Park, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, The total direct and indirect deforestation due to oil extraction is 417  12 Dec 2016 Crude oil contaminates an open toxic pool in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. (Credit: Rainforest Action Network/Flickr). 25 Mar 2017 Pacific E&P stops oil extraction in the Amazon in block 135 of the rainforest ( which is divided into “blocks” of oil and gas exploration). 2 Feb 2012 HRT is the only private company drilling for oil in the Brazilian Amazon. Pictured, a rig in the jungle, drilling for oil. HRT is trying to start 

26 Apr 2019 The Waorani people of the Amazon in Ecuador have renewed their vow to rainforest earmarked for oil drilling in the Ecuadorian Amazon,” 

30 Dec 2011 Ecuador had agreed last year to accept money in exchange for not drilling for oil in Yasuní National Park, an area of the Amazon rainforest that  29 Jan 2016 Ecuador's government sold oil exploration rights in a remote corner of the Amazon rainforest to a consortium of Chinese state-owned oil  16 Apr 2018 Yasuni National Park, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, The total direct and indirect deforestation due to oil extraction is 417  12 Dec 2016 Crude oil contaminates an open toxic pool in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest near Lago Agrio. (Credit: Rainforest Action Network/Flickr). 25 Mar 2017 Pacific E&P stops oil extraction in the Amazon in block 135 of the rainforest ( which is divided into “blocks” of oil and gas exploration).

30 Apr 2019 A key legal precedent for indigenous rights and rainforest protection in territory in the Amazon rainforest from being earmarked for oil drilling. 15 May 2019 The ruling could impact other indigenous groups whose lands are also up for oil exploration. One of the Waorani's lawyers, Maria Espinosa,  13 Nov 2017 Today Amazon Watch released a report, Investing in Amazon with their continued financing of companies that drill for oil in the Amazon rainforest. Oil drilling in the Amazon devastates indigenous communities and one of  18 Apr 2018 He is taking part in an expedition backed by Greenpeace off the north coast of Brazil in the Foz do Amazonas basin. "There is an area of oil here