This Petition calls upon the Peruvian Government, specifically the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Energy and Mines and the Minister of Culture to complete a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Marañón River basin, before hydroelectric developments in this basin can proceed any further.
|124||Joel M.||United States||Monday May 29, 2017 @ 3:04 am|
|123||Molly H.||United States of America||Monday April 17, 2017 @ 5:38 pm|
|122||Juan Carlos D.||Peru||Friday March 10, 2017 @ 5:38 pm|
|121||Heidi B.||South Africa||Monday February 27, 2017 @ 6:52 pm|
|120||Ythsta R.||United States||Saturday January 21, 2017 @ 4:01 am|
Why sign the Petition?
The Peruvian government has approved several hydroelectric dams and is currently assessing more projects which will consequently destroy the Marañón River; a primary source of the Amazon and home to indigenous peoples, endemic species and stunning, untouched canyons.
This is happening without a Strategic Environmental Assessment to look at the cumulative social or environmental impact of all the projects that are planned on this river, let alone a basin scale assessment to designate which Amazonian tributaries can be developed and which must remain free-flowing to maintain the health of the Amazon Basin below.