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“$3 Billion to Keep Amazon Oil in the Soil”

2009

Andy Rowell on the Oil Change blog

There has been a growing movement amongst communities from the South that are affected by oil exploitation to keep the “oil in the soil.”

Campaigners from both Nigeria and Ecuador have long mooted the idea, and so have some governments.

For the last two years Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has proposed that his government should be paid $3 billion not to drill in a pristine Amazon reserve.

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