Peru: Don't Expose Indigenous Tribes to Amazon Oil Drilling!

  • by: Chris Wolverton
  • target: Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peruvian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights

Repsol, a large multinational oil and gas company, has been given the green light to search for oil in the Amazon rainforest. Repsol plans to conduct 3D seismic tests across a 680 square feet area and drill at least 21 wells.

All the planned tests and 20 of the wells are located within a proposed reserve for indigenous people who are vulnerable to contact with outsiders. In 2007, the indigenous organization AIDESEP appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to stop Repsol, but Peru's ministry of justice and human rights didn't take their pleas seriously, and questioned the very existence of indigenous tribes in the area.

The actions of Repsol and the Peruvian government in this case are unconscionable. The proposed drilling could be fatal for indigenous tribes and will only benefit outside economic interests. Please sign the petition to convince the Peruvian government to halt Repsol's drilling plans!

We, the undersigned, are concerned with Repsol's plans to search for oil in the Amazon rainforest. We understand that Repsol plans to conduct 3D seismic tests across a 680 square feet area and drill at least 21 wells.


All the planned tests and 20 of the wells are located within a proposed reserve for indigenous people who are vulnerable to contact with outsiders. In 2007, the indigenous organization AIDESEP appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to stop Repsol, but Peru's ministry of justice and human rights didn't take their pleas seriously, and questioned the very existence of indigenous tribes in the area.


The actions of Repsol and the Peruvian government in this case are unconscionable. The proposed drilling could be fatal for indigenous tribes and will only benefit outside economic interests.We respectfully urge you to halt Repsol's plans to drill in protected and proposed reserves. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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