This will result in an unfathomable tsunami of extinctions that will propel the Human race into poorer health. Not to mention that you can already say that the “lungs of the planet” have emphysema.

Give it a few years and we’ll see that Super Storm Sandy was puppy shit.

We deserve everything we are going to get. Our leaders have failed us miserably.

http://amazonwatch.org/take-action/stop-the-11th-round-oil-auction-in-ecuador

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telliottmbamsc 3 years 14 weeks ago
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And here is part of the reason why!

This From OXFAM:

More than 1.5 billion people live in countries rich with natural resources like oil and natural gas, but are forced to survive on less than $2 a day. For these people, living near oil and mining companies doesn't mean a share of the wealth – it means environmental damage, loss of land and human rights abuses.

How do we break this resource curse? It starts with transparency: arming communities with information about the payments made in their backyards, empowering them to fight corruption and to hold their governments accountable.

SIGN THE PETITION AT https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1353&autologin=true&utm_source=Oct2012eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4571788&utm_campaign=eNews&JServSessionIdr004=hdp0j0d2e1.app227a

“As a supporter of Oxfam America, I ask you to drop your support for the lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission and respect the oil payment disclosure requirements passed by Congress as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Section 1504).

More than 1.5 billion people live in resource-rich countries, yet they reap none of the benefits of living near oil finds. Instead, many poor communities face environmental damage, loss of land and human rights abuses.

Citizens in oil- and mineral-rich countries have the right to know how much money their governments receive from the extraction of oil and minerals in their communities. Armed with that knowledge, they can fight corruption and hold their governments accountable.”

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