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The Yasuní-ITT (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) Initiative consisted of leaving the oil underground in a part of Yasuní National Park. In 2007, former president Rafael Correa offered to leave the oil in the ground in return for
At least 68 coastal national parks could be harmed by an offshore drilling plan President Donald Trump’s administration submitted in the beginning of the year. Since the start of 2017, the Trump administration has proposed oil and gas leasing close to more than 18 national parks in the West.
1.2 million Acres proposed for new oil and gas development across California. 2,739 Days that air quality in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks was rated “unhealthy” between 1993-2014. Los Angeles had 2,443 bad air days during the same period. 8% Percentage of the average drop in visitation to national parks during poor air quality days.
In May, President Moreno finally signed Decree 751, which detailed this expansion of 59,000 hectares (145,800 acres) in the east of the park—but said nothing about scaling back oil extraction activity. Instead, it included an extra
The Yasuní National Park was created in 1979 and since then it has had to coexist with oil exploitation. Until 2013, there were 6 oil blocks in operation , and the only block in which there was no oil activity was Block 43, where ITT oil fields are located bordering Tagaeri-Taromenane territory.
To understand how oil extraction begins inside a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve such as Yasuní National Park, we need to step back a decade. In 2007, Rafael Correa ascended to Ecuador’s presidency in
of extraction of hydrocarbons. It will be kept under review and should be read alongside other planning guidance and the National Planning Policy Framework. 4. This guidance is not intended to replace the need for judgement by
The National Park Service (NPS) history of preserving the country’s greatest natural and cultural resources has established it as a model for environmental stewardship. To ensure that the NPS is working to reduce its environmental impact at all levels of the organization, the agency first introduced the Green Parks Plan ( GPP ) in 2012.
A new US government plan had cleared the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land stripped from Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by the Trump administration two years ago
The actions of drilling for oil in ANWR (and other methods of oil and natural gas extraction) create higher levels of carbon dioxide in our planet’s atmosphere. This shift in content produces an increase in water acidity in the oceans. That