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Fluye el petróleo, sangra la selva

-Graffiti en Quito - Ecuador

Keep the oil in the soil and the coal in the hole

-Conference of Polluters - COP17 - Durban 2011

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New Celebrity PSA Urges Ecuadorians to Defend the Amazon

Amazon Watch

A global call to keep oil in the ground in Yasuni National Park

video-new-celebrityLos Angeles, CA – Amazon Watch and Yasunidos, a campaign comprised of a collective of Ecuadorian and international environmental organizations and advocates, released a new PSA featuring celebrity supporters rising in solidarity with Ecuadorians to defend the controversial Yasuní National Park from oil drilling. The public service announcement, which debuts online today and will appear in Ecuadorian media, features prominent stars including recent Oscar award winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, band member of 30 Seconds to Mars), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious, Avatar), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, The Bourne Supremacy) Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, Traffic), Daryl Hannah (Steel Magnolias, Kill Bill) and an impressive lineup of other actors, musicians and celebrity activists.

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Popular Consultation in Ecuador to save Yasuní

YasunidosI'm writing to let you know about 'Popular Consultation in Ecuador to save Yasuni'.

Take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends.

All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates.

If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'Popular Consultation in Ecuador to save Yasuni' happen!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/561713/emal/5096954

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Letter Oilwatch - Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT

Oilwatch International

6 September 2013

Rafael Correa
President
Republic of Ecuador

Dear Mr. President

Protect the Planet, Keep oil companies out of Yasuni-ITT

We are shocked by the announcement you made on 15 August 2013 that you would permit crude oil extraction in the Yasuni-ITT. We strongly believe that the original decision to leave the oil in this pristine territory in the ground was the right decision and that the decision should not be revised or changed for any reason. We hereby declare our support for the original initiative to refrain from exploitation of the heavy crude oil of Yasuni-ITT.
Ecuador has shown leadership in many ways, including by recognizing the rights of nature (in your 2008 constitution), the Yasuni-ITT initiative and in generally broadening the space for freedom and democracy in the world today. This is the way the most of the world sees Ecuador.

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Open letter to the President of Ecuador as the date approaches for assessment of the Yasuní-ITT initiative

Mr. President Correa:

yasuniITT logoWe wish to register our opposition to the way that the Yasuni-ITT initiative is being dismantled without proper public discussion and review and to what appear to be attempts to make petroleum exploitation in Yasuni National Park a fait accompli.

A concession of dubious legality has been awarded for Block 31; a new road inside Yasuni National Park is being built, literally paving the way for extraction; pipelines are being installed; an oil-extraction corridor to the ITT fields is being prepared for the Chinese company PetroOriental. At the same time, a negative assessment of the state of the Yasuni-ITT initiative is being prepared which claims that international interest in the initiative is lacking.

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"Unburnable" fuels, How to keep the oil in the soil

yasuni-report-6-212x302Brussels, May 21, 2013

Today, a global coalition of economists and activists release a 200p report on a variety of initiatives to leave "unburnable" fuels in the soil. The EU funded EJOLT network studied a range of campaigns and innovative proposals that aim to stem the flow of crude at the source.

On May 9, for the first time in human history, global concentration of Carbon Dioxide crossed 400 ppm. "Unburnable fuel" is now a buzz phrase referring to the calculation that if more than 20% of the world's reserves of coal, oil and natural gas were combusted, run-away climate change is all but certain. The report shows how and where the process of leaving fossil fuels in the ground should start, beginning in some of the most pristine places on the planet.

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