Ecuadorians reject oil drilling in the Amazon, ending operations in a protected area
Ecuadorians voted against oil drilling in a protected area of the Amazon, forcing the state oil company to cease operations there. The referendum took place alongside the presidential election, with over 90% of the ballots counted showing approximately six in 10 Ecuadorians rejecting oil exploration in Block 43 within Yasuni National Park. The park is home to isolated tribes and is a biodiversity hotspot. The decision is seen as a victory for In…
Ecuadorians reject oil drilling in the Amazon in historic decision
With over 90% of the ballots counted by early Monday, around six in ten Ecuadorians rejected the oil exploration in Block 44, situated within Yasuni National Park, one of the world’s most biodiverse regions.
Ecuador votes to ban oil drilling in part of Amazon, mining outside Quito
Ecuadorean referendums to ban oil drilling in a part of the Amazon and mining in a forest outside Quito easily passed, drawing cheers on Monday from Indigenous leaders and environmentalists despite warnings from oil and mining groups about billions of dollars in lost income.
Ecuadorian people reject oil drilling in the Amazon in historic decision
Ecuadorians voted on Sunday against the oil drilling of a protected area in the Amazon, which is home to two uncontacted tribes and serves as a biodiversity hotspot
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