GOLD MINING CONCERNS – e-mail Petition

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2006-05-09 15:11:32

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Judge for  yourself if you want to take action.  In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile   runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers.  Water is a most precious resource, and wars will be  fought for it.  Indigenous farmers use the water, there is no  unemployment, and they provide the second largest  source of income for the area.  Under the glaciers has been found a huge deposit of  gold, silver and other minerals. To get at these, it  would be necessary to break, to destroy    the glaciers – something never conceived of in the  history of the world – and to make 2 huge holes, each  as big as a whole mountain, one for extraction  and one for the mine’s rubbish tip.      The project is called PASCUA LAMA. The company is  called Barrick Gold.  The operation is planned by a multi-national company,  one of whose members is George Bush Senior. The Chilean Government has  approved the project to  start this year, 2006.  The only reason it hasn’t started yet is because the  farmers have got a temporary stay of execution.  If they destroy the glaciers, they will not just  destroy the source of specially pure water, but they  will permanently contaminate the 2 rivers so  they will never again be fit for human or animal  consumption because of the use of cyanide and  sulphuric acid in the extraction process.  Every last gramme of gold will go abroad to the  multinational company and not one will be left with  the people whose land it is. They will only  be left with the poisoned water and the resulting  illnesses.      The farmers have been fighting a long time for their  land, but have been forbidden to make a TV appeal by a  ban from the Ministry of the Interior.  Their only hope now of putting brakes on this project  is to get help from international justice. The world must know what is  happening in Chile . The  only place to start changing the world is from here.  We ask you to circulate this message amongst your  friends in the following way. Please copy this text,  paste it into a new email adding your  signature and send it to everyone in your address  book. Please will the 100th person to receive and sign  the petition send it to noapascualama@yahoo…. to  be forwarded to the Chilean government.        No to Pascua Lama Open-cast mine in the Andean  Cordillera on the Chilean-Argentine frontier.    We ask the Chilean Government not to authorize the  Pascua Lama project to p! rotect the whole of 3  glaciers, the purity of the water of the San Felix  Valley and El Transito, the quality of the  agricultural land of the region of Atacama, the  quality of life of the Diaguita people and of the  whole population of the region.      Signature, City, Country          1) Katharine Proudfoot, Edinburgh , Scotland , UK   2) Laura Cole, London , UK   3) David Platt, London , UK   4) Diane Platt, Manchester , UK   5) Tanya Corker, Manchester , UK   6) Claire Colvine, Liverpool , UK .  7) Charles Williams, Liverpool , UK   8) Mary Williams, Manchester , UK   9)Sarah Wettenhall, Melbourne , Australia   10] Mary Moore, Healesville , Australia   11) Jocelyn Harvey , Madrid , Spain   12) Michelle Campbell, Vancouver , Canada   13) Lynn Irving, Westport , NZ  14) Glenn Irving, Westport , NZ  15) Kate Dermer, Raglan, NZ  16) Joanna McKay, Raglan, NZ  17). Anna Bartlett, palma , spain .  18) Hamish Moeller, Taupo, NZ !  19) andreas eggmann, chamonix, france   20)jackie ke eble, Mount Maunganui , NZ.  21)Simon Fritchley, Mount Maunganui , NZ.  22)Abi Cross, Plymouth , UK   23) Kirsteen Ruffell, London UK   24) Julian Drummond, Isle of Wight , UK 25) Serena Gower-Johnson, Isle of Wight , UK 26) Angela Gower-Johnson, Isle of Wight , UK 27)  Jesuriel Senechal, Ft. Lauderdale , FL , USA   28)  Alexander Phelps, Miami Beach , FL , USA   29)Christopher Costa, Keaau , HI , USA   30) Joshua D. Voerman, Arcata , CA , USA   31)Denielle Perry de Ruiz, Arcata , CA , USA 32) PennElys GoodShield, Trinidad , CA USA 33) Kiauhyolotl Diana A. López Ramírez, Edo . de Méx. MEX. 34) Miktlan Ehekateotl Kuauhtlinxan, Mex Df 35)GrahamWalkinshaw, Glasgow , Scotland 36)HilaryCrook, West Kilbride , Scotland 37) Teresa Buisman, Brisbane , Australia 38) Andrew Johnson, Derbs,UK   

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