CREDHOS at Departmental Assembly of Santander meeting about fracking pilot projects in Puerto Wilches, Colombia

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The banner says: “Not here, not there, not today, not ever. No to fracking in Colombia”

On April 20, CREDHOS tweeted: “Happening now. The start the decentralized session of the @asambleastder [the Departmental Assembly of Santander] in the municipality of Puerto Wilches. The objective is to discuss the implementation of the fracking pilot projects, their effects and impacts. Social organizations, leaders, entities and authorities of national, departmental and municipal order are involved.”

The livestream of the session can be seen here.

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has issued contracts to Ecopetrol and ExxonMobil to conduct fracking pilot projects near Puerto Wilches, Santander in the Magdalena Medio region despite public opposition and human rights concerns.

Webinar on April 29

The Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights (CREDHOS) works closely with the Committee for the Defense of Water, Life and Territory of Puerto Wilches (AguaWil), the Federation of Artisan, Environmental and Tourism Fishermen of Santander (FEDEPESAN), and the Yariguíes Regional Corporation – Social Research Group into Extractives and the Environment in the Magdalena Medio Region (CRY-GEAM).

Click here to join a bilingual webinar on Thursday April 29 at 2:30 pm COT/3:30 pm EDT that will feature environmental defenders from all four organizations speak about their concerns about fracking in the department of Santander.

Ivan Madero (CREDHOS), Yuli Velasquez (FEDEPESAN), Oscar Sampayo (CRY-GEAM), and Yuvelis Natalia Morales (AguaWil).


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