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19 Aug 2018 DURHAM, United States
A dramatic increase in fracking's water footprint in the United States from 2011 to 2016 indicates that future hydraulic fracturing practices will require far more water than previously estimated. A new report from Duke University has found that the water use per fracking well increased up to 770 Percent over the period and, importantly, that the toxic wastewater produced in the first year of a well's production jumped to 1440 Percent...
7 Nov 2017 PUERTO VARAS
The Santa Cruz River is born from the pureness of three glaciers in the Andes and flows unimpeded for 385 kilometers (240 miles) before merging with the Atlantic Ocean. But this magnificent turquoise river is under threat from two large-scale hydroelectric projects. And like so many other environmental conflicts, a small cadre of environmental and citizen organizations have mobilized to defend the river from the Argentinian government, three construction companies (two Argentinian and one Chinese), and the financing body, the Commercial Bank of China...
21 Sep 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate accord into force this year.The outgoing Secretary-General, who will step down at the end of 2016 after 10 years in the position, also called for an end to the “madness” of the Israel-Palestine conflict...
9 Aug 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
US Federal Appeals Court Blocks Enforcement of $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Pollution Judgement Against Chevron
A US federal appeals court this week blocked enforcement of a $9.5 billion USD fine against oil giant Chevron, issued by an Ecuadorian court in 2011 for pollution in that country’s Amazon region.The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court ruling, which found that the multi-billion-dollar judgement was obtained through bribery and fraud...
29 Jul 2016 QUITO, Ecuador
Attorneys for 30,000 Ecuadorians affected by pollution in the country’s Amazon region said this week that they will take their case against oil giant Chevron to a Canadian court.Hearings on the claim will be held in September, Prensa Latina reported.The plaitiffs have asked Canada to uphold a $9.5 billion USD fine against Chevron, issued in 2011 by Ecuador’s Provincial Court of Sucumbios...
25 Jan 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
The District Court of the Hague last week denied an attempt by Ecuador to overturn an earlier arbitration court ruling handed down against the country in its multi-billion-dollar Amazon pollution case against US-based oil giant Chevron.“Today’s decision reinforces the integrity of the arbitral proceedings and ensures that Ecuador will be held accountable for violations of its international commitments,” Chevron said in a statement on January 22nd...
4 Nov 2015 LA RIOJA
The La Rioja government has awarded a contract to consulting firm Hydrotec to design and conduct technical and environmental studies for a 52 MW hydropower project in Argentina. The yet-to-be-named hydroelectric plant will be located in the Blanco River Basin in Argentina's western La Rioja province, where it will provide about a third of the province's power and 5,000 hectares of irrigation water for farming.
18 Sep 2015 LIMA, Peru
Peru’s Ombudsman this week urged the government to immediately form a commission to negotiate with leaders of the indigenous Achuar community, who have seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this month to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by petroleum operations on their lands...
8 Sep 2015 TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon region.The ruling allows the suit to proceed in the Ontario Superior Court...
3 Sep 2015 SAN JUAN, Argentina
Argentina’s $550 million USD, 65-megawatt Punta Negra Dam was inaugurated last week and will begin supplying energy to the national grid in December.The concrete gravity dam is 723 meters long and 120 meters high, with a reservoir area of 1,545 hectares.It is the second to be completed of four planned dams on the San Juan River, and will provide 300 gigawatt-hours of energy annually, according to Argentinian daily BAE Negocios...
3 Sep 2015 LIMA, Peru
Members of Peru’s indigenous Achuar community seized oil wells in the country’s northern Loreto region this week to pressure the government to compensate them for pollution caused by the petroleum operations on their lands. The protesters shut down 11 wells and took over an airdrome operated by Argentinian oil company Pluspetrol...
24 Jul 2015 BUENOS AIRES
MWH Global has received contracts to work on modernization of the 1,890 MW Salto Grande hydro plant and to serve as detail designers for the Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic facilities in Argentina.