Washington, DC – A detailed new report published by the non-governmental organization Center for Public Policy and Human Rights (Equidad Perú) identifies the oil company GeoPark as responsible for dangerous divide-and-conquer strategies in the Peruvian Amazon. The company is also facing related criticisms of downplaying environmental concerns in their Environmental Impact Study and entering into […]
Representatives of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation and the Federation of Achuar Nationalities of Peru are sounding the alarm about a non-representative commission of indigenous people who are trying to dialogue with the government to demand benefits from oil activities. Representatives of the Achuar and Wampis peoples met from August 7th – […]
In 2016, the presence of oil in the Amazonia region marked a before and after in the environmental history of Peru. The basins of the Marañón River (Amazonas region) and the Morona River (Loreto region) have been left exposed to an imminent danger of contamination, along with a large number of indigenous communities who depend […]
London, March 2nd 2016: On the 18th February 2016 the autonomous territorial government of the indigenous Wampis people (Wampis GTA) submitted a formal complaint to Peru’s regulatory body for the environment (OEFA) accusing the state oil company (Petroperú) of gross negligence for its failure to prevent and contain the oil spill in the Wampis community […]
A disastrous spate of oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon have gone from bad to worse in recent days, leaving Indigenous tribes frantically trying to clean up the mess left by the nation’s state-owned oil company. The catastrophic ruptures in Petroperu’s Northern Peruvian Pipeline occurred on January 25 and February 3 and have threatened the […]
CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past this tiny Kukama Indian community and into the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon. Community leaders called the emergency number for Petroperu, the state-run operator of the 845-kilometer pipeline […]
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