11 May '11, 10pm

ConocoPhillips withdraws from oil exploitation in uncontacted indigenous territory

ConocoPhillips withdraws from oil exploitation in uncontacted indigenous territory

Report: 90 oil spills in Peruvian Amazon over 3 years (03/03/2011) A new report has uncovered 90 oil spills by Pluspetrol in northern Peru's Amazon rainforest over the past 3 years. Covering two oil blocs—1-AB and 8—the report, complied by the Federation of Indigenous Communities of the Corrientes River (FECONACO), recorded 18 major oil spills in just the last year. "A week after the landmark ruling against Chevron in Ecuador for $9 billion of damage from operations in the 1970's and 80's, this new report highlights the ongoing devastation caused by the oil industry on the fragile Amazon ecosystem and the people that live there," said Atossa Soltani, Executive Director at Amazon Watch, in a press release. Incredible new photos of uncontacted tribe in the Amazon (01/31/2011) Taken by Brazil's Indian Affairs Department and released by indigenous-rights group, Survival Intern...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0511-hance_conoco_67.html

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