Pluspetrol's Dismal Environmental Track Record Overlooked as It Wins Sustainability Award

Argentine oil giant Pluspetrol Norte, the E&P firm whose irresponsible extractive activity in the Loreto region of the Peruvian Amazon resulted in Peru declaring three environmental states of emergency this year, has received an award for achievement in sustainable development. … Continue reading Pluspetrol's Dismal Environmental Track Record Overlooked as It Wins Sustainability Award

Pluspetrol Causes Oil Spill and Unauthorized Deforestation in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Once again, Argentine oil firm Pluspetrol has been implicated in an oil spill in the long active and strategically important Lot 8X, located in the heart of one of Peru’s biggest and most biodiverse protected areas-the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. … Continue reading Pluspetrol Causes Oil Spill and Unauthorized Deforestation in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

UN Special Rapporteur Underlines Problems with Oil Contamination in the Peruvian Amazon

From the 6th to the 13th of December, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights on indigenous people, James Anaya, paid a visit to Peru to investigate the situation facing indigenous peoples in the country-specifically regarding the issue of free, prior, … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur Underlines Problems with Oil Contamination in the Peruvian Amazon

The Misleading Art of Commercial Deception; or how to Transform a Major Polluter into an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Company

“Working in harmony with nature and the community” reads propaganda distributed by Pluspetrol Norte, but Alianza Arkana knows that the realiy is much different, as detailed by our project coordinator, Stefan Kistler below. “Working in harmony with nature and the community” … Continue reading The Misleading Art of Commercial Deception; or how to Transform a Major Polluter into an Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Company

New Video Testimony by Auelio Dahua Chino Demands Increased Government Action for Environmental Emergency in the Pastaza

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtTwUxSW6QM In March of 2013, after years of protests by the local indigenous population, the Peruvian government called a State of Environmental Emergency in the Pastaza region of the Peruvian Amazon due to severe levels of oil contamination from over 40 years of drilling in the area. However, nearly 8 months later, the government has not visibly advanced with improving conditions for the people or environment on the Pastaza. While a recent ruling by Peru’s Agency for Environmental Evaluation and Control (OEFA) that fines the polluting company, Pluspetrol Norte, marks some action by the government, the fine is an administrative fee … Continue reading New Video Testimony by Auelio Dahua Chino Demands Increased Government Action for Environmental Emergency in the Pastaza

Unmasking Pluspetrol’s Attempt to Manipulate Public Opinion

On Monday November 25th,  Peru’s Agency for Environmental Evaluation and Control (OEFA), fined the  Argentina-based oil company, Pluspetrol, over US $7 million for irreparable environmental damage and “disappearing” Shanshococha Lake in oil block 1AB (to-be renamed 192) in Northern Peru. … Continue reading Unmasking Pluspetrol’s Attempt to Manipulate Public Opinion