Friday, February 24, 2012

Amazon Watch- U'wa leader- Bogotá 2012

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

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From the blogpost on EYE ON THE AMAZON

 "Claudia outlines a number of issues the U'wa are confronting related to oil and gas extraction. She raises specific concerns about gas flaring, which is damaging to both the environment and the health of people in the vicinity. Related are the gas pipeline being built from the Gibraltar wells and a large oil pipeline, called "Bicentenario" (reflecting Colombia's 200th anniversary), planned for construction immediately north of the U'wa reserve though well within their ancestral territory."

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