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Latin American Statement for Global FRACKDOWN day - Freshwater Action Network Mexico

16.oct.14 The development of hydraulic fracturing will have major consequences for the environment, society and energy sustainability in Latin America. Under the World Day Against Fracking (Global Frackdown), organizations of Latin American civil society warn about irreversible impacts that exploitation of unconventional oil through fracking is going to cause in the environment and society. 

 

We urge Latin American governments to prevent the development of this activity in their territories, demostrating their commitment to protect the environment, ensure human rights, the fight against climate change and look for the energetic sustainability. 

 

Complete document in Spanish