The Huffington Post: How Can We Trust What Big Gas Companies Say?

The Huffington Post: How Can We Trust What Big Gas Companies Say?

Source: The Huffington Post

Back in late February, following the revelation that oil and gas company Pluspetrol wanted to conduct "geological exploration" in Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon, a company spokesperson did a high-profile interview with Lima-based newspaper El Comercio.

At the very end of the interview, Daniel Guerra Zela, described as Pluspetrol's Director of Institutional Relations, made one particularly outrageous claim: that Pluspetrol workers had never had any kind of contact with "uncontacted" or "voluntarily isolated" indigenous people after more than 10 years operating almost immediately to the west of Manu in a region known as Camisea, where the government established a supposedly "intangible" reserve for such people but later permitted a Pluspetrol-led consortium to explore for and exploit gas there.

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