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.
|| Greg V.
||Friday September 29, 2017 @ 6:01 pm
|| Phillipe J.
||Monday September 25, 2017 @ 12:55 am
|| Odalys S.
||Tuesday August 22, 2017 @ 5:43 pm
|| Joel M.
|| United States
||Monday May 29, 2017 @ 3:04 am
|| Molly H.
|| United States of America
||Monday April 17, 2017 @ 5:38 pm
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.