To Take Back America by Thom Hartmann
Amazon Oil Pipeline-Pollution, Corruption
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Dear Friends in N America, please help us prevent the OCP
pipeline company from initiating a rash of new oil wells in
the National Parks and Indigenous reserves of the Amazon Headwaters
of Ecuador. Please protest the OCP.
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Activists in the following countries are protesting to the
IMF, WestLB, Encana and Ecuador as well as their own oil companies
and banks: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Spain, UK, USA
* Please help us get the message
out. $8 covers our costs, another $10 sends one Spanish video
free to Argentina with a "What You Can Do" flier
with the addresses of THEIR corporations on there for them
to email or call.
* Please write emails, faxes
and letters of protest about OCP.
It doesn't matter how short your letters are, they are counted.
If enough of us make ourselves heard, things will change.
Please write to the US office of the German Bank WestLB asking
them to pull out of the OCP project and that they demand repayment
of the 900 million dollars they have loaned to OCP. One of
the contractual conditions for this loan was that OCP adhere
to World Bank standards for protection of nature and of indigenous
communities. OCP has blatantly and continuously breached this
contract (see www.rainforestinfo.org.au/ocp/goodland.htm)
Regional Head of Structured Finance Americas
Mr. Manfred Knoll1211 Avenue of the America
New York, NY 10036
Phone: ++1-212-852-6250 Fax: ++1-212-852-6232
Please write EnCana, the Canadian oil company that leads
the consortium with 34% - the biggest stake in OCP:
Gwyn Morgan, Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 2850
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S5 CANADA
Phone: 403-645-2000 Fax: 403-645-3400
* Please write to the President
of Ecuador, with a copy to the Minister of Energy and to Accion
- The cancellation of the contract between the Ecuadorian
government and the OCP because of human rights violations
,environmental impacts and breach of contract (world bank
guidelines not followed).
- That Ecuador declare a moratorium on new oil and gas concessions
in the Amazon, in particular those on indigenous territories
and protected areas.
Presidente Lucio Gutiérrez`
Calle García Moreno y Chile
Quito - Ecuador
Tel: 593 22 580833 Fax: 593 22 580 748
Ing. Carlos Arboleda Heredia
Ministro de Energías y Minas
Calle Juan León Mera y Orellana, Ed. Ministerio de
Quito - Ecuador
Tel: 593 22 553043 Fax: 593 22 906350
Accion Ecologica: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please contact the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) and tell them you want them to cancel
Ecuador's debt in exchange for Ecuador protecting the Amazon
forests and indigenous people.
Please check www.rainforestinfo.org.au
for updates on "What You Can Do" about OCP.
Also see: www.amazonwatch.org
(click on "mega projects")