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Wednesday, August 6

Camisea Project becomes flashpoint for international environmental politics

The Inter-American Development Bank postponed a decision on the Camisea Project for a second time. This is in part due to a strong lobbying effort by environment groups. See this press release from AmazonWatch, Friends of the Earth and the Institute for Policy Studies.

A Piece of the Amazon Pie: "So, who stands to profit from the Camisea project? None other than familiar Bush and Cheney darlings: Hunt Oil (whose chairman Ray Hunt raised nearly $100,000 for the 2000 Bush campaign), and Kellogg, Brown and Root (a subsidiary of Halliburton)." Mother Jones This angle is how the project's opponents are arguing against the huge project, which is already underway. The article links to other sites covering the dispute.

CorpWatch calls it "one of the most destructive projects in the world today." Also see Bush, the Rainforest and a Gas Pipeline to Enrich his Friends

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