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In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be fought for it. Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no unemployment, and they provide the second largest source of income for the area.

Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it would be necessary to break, to destroy the glaciers - something never conceived of in the history of the world - and to make 2 huge holes, each as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction and one for the mine's rubbish tip. The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is called Barrick Gold. The operation is planned by a multi-national company, one of whose members is George Bush Senior.

The Chilean Government has approved the project to start this year, 2006. The only reason it hasn't started yet is because the farmers have got a temporary stay of execution. If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of especially pure water, but they will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so they will never again be fit for human or animal consumption because of the use of cyanide and sulphuric acid in the extraction process.

Every last gram of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one will be left with the people whose land it is. They will only be left with the poisoned water and the resulting illnesses. The farmers have been fighting a long time for their land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a ban from the Ministry of the Interior. Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project is to get help from international justice.

The world must know what is happening in Chile. The only place to start changing the world is from here.

see http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=12447 for more infomation

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Latest Signatures

  • 25 November 2015200. Felicite R
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015199. Mandeep Ssg
    The yellow metal has made Barrick Gold's people's brains crazy. *stop this insanity*
  • 26 October 2015198. David C
    В
  • 22 October 2015197. Sylvia Gw
    Please do everything possible to keep the Chilian Water supplies !
  • 10 October 2015196. Eileen J
    В
  • 18 August 2015195. Sheena M
    bush & mulroney i might have guessed
  • 05 August 2015194. Fred B
    Water is the right of the farmers (people), not the right of Barrick Gold.
  • 04 August 2015193. Donaleen S
    the people must come first
  • 14 July 2015192. Brittany K
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2015191. Mnica R
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  • 25 June 2015190. Salvador D
    this is disgusting
  • 24 June 2015189. Anne J
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  • 29 May 2015188. Melissa P
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  • 28 May 2015187. Katy M
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  • 18 May 2015186. Manuel A
    Save the Diaguita people and their way of life, don't allow Pascua Lama
  • 10 May 2015185. Darren L
    Get up and do something, make change..
  • 26 April 2015184. Toresa M
    I support this petition
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  • 25 April 2015182. Ashley B
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  • 09 April 2015181. Gregorio K
    please reconsider your plan!!
  • 03 April 2015180. David B
    Please consider the people!
  • 12 March 2015179. Elizabeth G
    I support this petition
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  • 10 March 2015177. Emma M
    Please let common sense and decency prevail
  • 09 February 2015176. Janie Simmons
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2015175. Susan Annp
    Clean water is more precious than gold.
  • 31 January 2015174. Diane T
    I support this petition

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Cathy HarmonBy:
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Chilean Government

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