Fracking Argentina

La Evolución de la Fracturicación Hidráulica en el País y el Mundo

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A total of 72 cities have banned the practice since the beginning of the No Fracking Brazil campaign in 2013.

 

In the last 2 weeks, the cities of Arapongas and São Manoel do Paraná, in the state of Parana, approved a ban on the exploitation of shale gas through fracking.

 

The bans are the result of the numerous discussions, conferences, seminars and public hearings that the No Fracking Brazil campaign have organised in the last three years throughout the country.

 

“It is important to see entrepreneurs fracking that people will not passively accept the destruction caused by the fossil fuel industry,” said Nicole Figueiredo de Oliveira, Latin America Team Leader of 350.org.

 

“We will continue to empower local communities to resist this government offensive, and require public officials to invest in renewable energy projects rather than continue expanding in hydrocarbon extraction, so that we may have a sustainable future” he added.

 

Since 2013, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has auctioned off areas for the fracking purposes, without transparency or public consultation. The sales to fossil fuel companies are usually made covertly.

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