Fracking in the Amazon rainforest…what could POSSIBLY go wrong?
Brazil to Auction Fracking Licenses in the Amazon
Brazil is about to auction hundreds of fracking blocks across the country – extending deep into the Amazon forest including the territories of remote and vulnerable indigenous peoples. Registered bidders include BP, Shell and ExxonMobil.
The Brazilian government is to put 266 fracking blocks across 16 states up for auction today, October 7.
The areas chosen encompass Brazil’s main groundwater aquifers, areas of high agricultural productivity, Amazon rainforest, and important conservation areas such as Abrolhos, Bahia, a marine nursery for humpback whales.
Companies from 17 countries – including BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Rosneft, Petrobras, Statoil, Premier Oil, GDF Suez, Total, Anadarko, 37 in all – are registered to bid.
Some of these blocks even reach into indigenous territories within the states of Acre and Amazonas, at the Valley of Juruá, Serra do Divisor and Acre’s Javari Valley in the extreme west of Brazil.
Bordering Bolivia and Peru, Acre is home to numerous indigenous peoples who migrated to the remote area after conflicts with drug traffickers, miners, loggers and oil exploration in their original territories in Brazil and neighbouring countries.
The Javari Valley encompasses the largest clusters of isolated indigenous peoples on record in the world, amounting to 77 groups. Known as the ‘last frontier’ for its lush and unspoiled nature, its indigenous tribes include the Nawa, Nukini, Puyanawa and Hunu Kui peoples. – Truth-out
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….areas chosen encompass Brazil’s main groundwater aquifers, areas of high agricultural productivity, Amazon rainforest, and important conservation areas such as Abrolhos, Bahia, a marine nursery for humpback whales……Well we wouldn’t want to miss out on destroying these areas would we?
Oil shortage? Is there an oil shortage? No but so what? Drill, baby, drill.
If we are going to trash our planet and make us humans extinct, then we might as well do a REALLY GOOD JOB. No half assed job…an end product similar to what we Thunder Bay taxpayers receive from some of our our obscenely overcompensated City of Thunder Bay staff. Nope. A full assed job.
Killing everyone on earth deserves at least that kind of commitment.