11 May '11, 10pm

Breaking News! ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Controversial Oil Block 39 in Peruvian Amazon

ConocoPhillips Withdraws from Controversial Oil Block 39 in Peru Amazon Watch hails decision for isolated peoples' rights at Annual General Meeting Amazon Watch FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 11, 2011 For more information, contact: Gregor MacLennan, [email protected] or 415-690-7373 Caroline Bennett, [email protected] or 510-520-9390 Houston, Texas – ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva announced today at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders that the company has withdrawn from its controversial co-venture with Repsol-YPF in Oil Block 39 of the remote northern Peruvian Amazon. Oil drilling in Block 39 and neighboring Block 67 has come under fire from human rights groups due to the presence of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation in this region, and the risk of forced displacement and deadly epidemics. "Oil operations in regions inhabited by isolated ind...

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