Calgary-based Canacol Energy explores the potential for fracking in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia

Blockade of the ConocoPhillips/Canacol Energy VMM-2 block in September 2016. Click here to register for a webinar on Thursday April 29 at 2:30 pm COT/3:30 pm EDT with Colombian environmental defenders opposed to fracking. On April 21, Valora Analitik reported: “Canacol Energy announced today the first results of an independent Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies COSPACC and CSPP at ‘The right to defend rights’ workshop in Casanare

On April 19, PBI-Colombia posted on Instagram: “This weekend PBI we accompanied the Social Corporation for Community Counseling and Training (COSPACC) and the Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP) in the workshop ‘The right to defend rights’ given to defenders and leaders in Plan Brisas, Casanare.” COSPACC and the Read more…

Colombian environmental defenders reject fracking at decentralized session of Departmental Assembly of Santander in Puerto Wilches

On April 20, these Colombian environmental defenders were at the decentralized session of the Departmental Assembly of Santander in Puerto Wilches in opposition to the fracking pilot projects that have been authorized in the Magdalena Medio region. They are Ivan Madero (CREDHOS), Oscar Sampayo (CRY-GEAM), Yuvelis Natalia Morales (AguaWil) and Read more…

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

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 Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies case documentation meeting with CAHUCOPANA, AHERAMIGUA and CREDHOS

On April 20, the Humanitarian Action Corporation for Coexistence and Peace in Northeast Antioquia (CAHUCOPANA) tweeted: “Between April 19 and 20, relatives of victims and #SanPablo institutions participated in the socialization of the project: an opportunity for the effective participation of the victims.” It adds: “Activity carried out by @AHERAMIGUA Read more…

Observatory highlights risk of ExxonMobil fracking to the Ciénaga El Llanito and the endangered Antillean manatee

Map from Corporacion Observatorio Desarrollo Territorial. On April 19, the Barrancabermeja, Colombia-based Territorial Development Observatory Corporation published this map based on a map available from the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) and noted: “The Platero Pilot Research Project is located in the municipality of Puerto Wilches, inside the VMM-37 block.” The Read more…