Stop the El Quimbo Dam in Colombia

  • by: Concerned Citizens of the World
  • recipient: President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Frank Pearl
Ever since the beginning of the Quimbo Hydroelectric Project in 2008, hundreds of communities have been protesting against it for good reason. According to, this new dam will divert the Magdalena River which will flood 8,250 hectares of land, ruining parts of the region's most fertile and valuable land.

Thousands of people depend on this land for food and as a source of income. Flooding this land will completely destroy and devastate the region and the people who depend on it.

There isn't much time to help stop the flooding. But we must do something as this will be a huge disaster and cannot be reversed.

Please ask the President of Colombia and the Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development to stop the diversion of the Magdalena River before it is too late!

We the undersigned sincerely ask the Government of Colombia to stop the diversion of the Magdalena River that is scheduled to occur on February 8th, 2012. This will ruin 8,250 hectares of land as the river will wash it all away. If this flooding occurs, it will devastate the region as hundreds of communities depend on the valuable and fertile land that the river will flood. As the communities in the region have been protesting this project since 2008 and have also recently protested against it in January 2012, this dam is clearly a detrimental project as thousands of people will have to find new and scare sources of food and income.

Please act quickly and shut down this dam as once the diversion of the Magdalena River occurs, there is no way to reverse it and the devastation it will cause. Show your people and the world that you care about them and your country's most valuable land and resources.

Thank you.

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