The Huffington Post: Nahua Say No to Gas Consortium in Their Territory

The Huffington Post: Nahua Say No to Gas Consortium in Their Territory

Source: Huffington Post

Members of the Nahua people living within a reserve for indigenous peoples in 'initial contact' and 'voluntary isolation' in the Peruvian Amazon say they will refuse to allow a gas consortium led by Pluspetrol to operate in their territory.

Pluspetrol is currently waiting for permission from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) to conduct seismic tests and drill exploratory wells in Nahua territory in its search for new gas deposits as part of the expansion of the Camisea gas project in south-east Peru.

"Given the repeated broken promises by the company Pluspetrol, our people have decided to prohibit it from operating in our ancestral territory in the headwaters of the River Serjali," states a letter written by the Nahua which took five days to reach the Ministry of Culture in Lima from their village in the headwaters of the Amazon.

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