March 19, 2004

Inter-American Development Bank Draws Fire on Camisea Development

"Camisea is an environmental disaster and the IDB should stop supporting this nonsense with US taxpayer dollars given the issues of non-compliance"
Jon Sohn of Friends of the Earth.
The project involves:
  • Drilling platforms and pipelines inside a reserve established to protect nomadic indigenous peoples, who lack immunity to common illnesses and are seriously threatened by the project;
  • Pipelines cutting through pristine tropical rainforests, protected areas, indigenous communities and across the Andes to the coast; and
  • A fractionation plant and export loading facility next to an internationally renowned marine reserve.


    A few historical links:
    http://www.foe.org/climate/climatelawsuit/casestudies.htm

    http://www.foei.org/en/resources/link/mining/16case.html