World Rainforest Movement

Oilwatch: New Frontiers of Energy Extraction in Latin America  

Focused on what are called “extreme energies,” an Oilwatch report brings together ten articles that discuss and challenge governments’ and companies’ initiatives to sustain the fossil fuel matrix. From extraction of heavy and extra-heavy crude oil, to tar sands, to offshore sources in increasingly deep water, to hydraulic fracturing—extreme energies additionally require a global infrastructure chain and transportation fleet. In addition to serious environmental destruction, this intensifies the violence against traditional peoples and their livelihoods. Read the report in Spanish here: