STOP Barrick Gold's PASCUA LAMA Project sign now

Dear friends who care about our earth.

Judge for yourself if you want to take action.

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 gotten
a temporary stay of execution.

If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just destroy the source of
especially pure water, but they will also 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 gramme of gold will go abroad to the multinational company and not one gramme 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 they 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.


The completed petition will be sent to [email protected] to be forwarded to the Chilean government.

No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean Cordillera on the
Chilean-Argentine frontier.

We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the Pascua Lama project to protect the whole of 3 glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix Valley and El Transito, the quality of the agricultural land of the region
of Atacama, the quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the whole population of the region.

(link to Barrick Gold's website for this project;
http://www.barrick.com/Default.aspx?SectionId=AE16ED96-78D3-4451-AB11-281B5
02746FB&LanguageId=1&ProjectID=8fadb7a7-1b99-4e7b-a37d-9da4b178f0b2

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  • 15 December 2015150. Elena A
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  • 14 September 2015148. Luca M
    they are crazy!!! I hate this things...!
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  • 16 August 2015146. De Ambrogic
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    animal and human life are more pecious than gold
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    it's a shame
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  • 16 January 2015138. Massimo M
    Please, rework the project and share it with the local people!
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    incredibile dove piщ arrivare l'aviditа dell'uomo
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    Is it true that Mr Bush Sr is Barrick's member?
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    You have to STOP what you are doing. Lives are more important than further monies which will destroy what little beauty we have left on this planet!
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  • 24 August 2014132. Susan B
    The world's water is more important for everyone's life than gold or minerals; we can't eat or drink gold or money, so please, please don't allow these glaciers to be destroyed!! One day soon the world will be desperate for water, and water will bring ri
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