What makes Lago Agrio different is the ongoing ecological disaster. Disease and death began to spread around the town and the surrounding village of Shushufundi after the petroleum wells were opened in 1962.
September 27, 2014
The video and petition call for an end to Amazon oil drilling, stating “the science is clear: we have to keep two-thirds of fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change”.
July 22, 2014
Panorama presented a report showing the impacts of this spill and also denounced Petroperú for hiring minors to clean up the remnants of oil in the affected area without proper protection.
April 3, 2014
Digital Democracy has partnered with the ClearWater Project to create a cutting edge interactive map that tells the story of indigenous communities of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Following years of oil contamination, local leaders have banded together to build rainwater catchment systems as a source of clean drinking water. The map brings together photographs, stories and […]