RESOURCECONTRACTS.ORG: UN REPOSITORIO DE CONTRATOS DE INVERSIÓN EN MEGAPROYECTOS

ResourceContracts.org: a repository of mega-project contracts

ResourceContracts.org: a repository of mega-project contracts

ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available contracts on gas, oil and mining. Visit ResourceContracts.org The repository, without being exhaustive, presents in simple language the main social, environmental, human rights, fiscal and operating terms of the companies to facilitate research and comparison between them. ResourceContracts.org promotes a greater reduction of...

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

National and international organizations ask the Colombian Constitutional Court to stop the recoil of Popular Consultations

by: Valentina Camacho Montealegre @valentinacmpm (twitter) Through a public letter to the Colombian Constitutional Court, 14 international organizations, 112 Colombian organizations, six research groups and 90 experts and social leaders expressed their opposition against the pronouncement made by the high court saying they are looking at ways of limiting popular...

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

Cumaral, Meta: Another resounding victory for life, land & water in Colombia

The people of Cumaral, Colombia, have voted to reject new oil extraction in their territory with a 97% majority. This victory is the latest in a rising tide of peaceful, democratic actions to protect land, water and life from extractivism. By Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. 15th June...

Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

Yo amo a Cumarál — Cumarál to hold popular consultation on oil extraction in Andes foothills

The Municipality of Cumaral, Meta, Colombia, is another of Colombian municipality calling on its inhabitants to a Popular Consultation to prohibit oil extraction projects in their territory. The Municipality of Cumaral is located in the Andes foothills, towards the eastern plains of Colombia, 10 miles (25 kms) northeast from Villavicencio,...

Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Barack Obama bans oil and gas drilling in most of Arctic and Atlantic oceans

Big news to round-out 2016: Obama uses law that allows presidents to block sale of new offshore drilling and mining rights and makes it difficult for their successors to reverse decision.       The Guardian. 20/12/2016 Barack Obama has permanently banned new oil and gas drilling in most US-owned...

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

The light from Standing Rock: beautiful struggle shows the power of protest

Originally published by The Guardian. 06/12/2016. By Rebecca Solnit. No one saw it coming. But on a Sunday, word came that the US Army Corps of Engineers was withdrawing permission to build the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river, just above the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. What do you...

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth

Originally posted by The Guardian. 27/09/2016. By George Monbiot. Do they understand what they have signed? Plainly they do not. Governments such as ours, now ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, haven’t the faintest idea what it means – either that or they have no intention of honouring it....

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production

Oil Change International, in collaboration with 350.org, Amazon Watch, APMDD, AYCC, Bold Alliance, Christian Aid, Earthworks, Équiterre, Global Catholic Climate Movement, HOMEF, Indigenous Environmental Network, IndyAct, Rainforest Action Network, and Stand.earth September 2016 DOWNLOAD REPORT A new study released by Oil Change International, in partnership with 14 organizations from around...

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning

Originally posted by The Guardian. 12/09/2016 By Rebecca Solnit. A pioneer monument and a lot of state troopers with batons and riot helmets stood between the mostly young native activists and the North Dakota state capitol on Friday afternoon. Many of the activists arriving at the capitol’s vast green lawn...

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands

 Originally posted by National Observer. 22/09/2016 By Elizabeth McSheffrey The thunderous pounding of Indigenous drums echoed in the air on Thursday as more than 50 Indigenous nations across North America rallied together to sign a historic, pan-continental treaty alliance against oilsands expansion in their traditional territory. The collaboration, formalized at...