1282Re: [pfaf] gold and water
- May 30, 2006--- icculus2000@... wrote:
> In the Valle de San Felix, the purest water in Chile90) Roy Harris, Houston, Texas, USA
> runs from 2 rivers, fed by 2 glaciers. 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 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. (Barrick Gold is mining at Lake
> Cowal-NSW Australia at the moment!)
> 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 Barrick Gold destroys the glaciers, they will not
> just destroy the source of especially 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 gram 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 the brakes on this project is to
> get help from international justice.
> We ask you to circulate this message amongst your
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> Please, will the 100th person to receive and sign
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> 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 protect 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.
> 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) Nicola Hargreaves, UK
> 7) Nicholas Jones, UK
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> 15) Marie Malcolm Bradford, UK
> 16) Ann Clowes, Halifax UK
> 17) Jayne McGee, Brighouse UK
> 18) Jason Barratt Oldham UK
> 19) Lindsay Torrance, Rochdale UK
> 20) Maggie Ford, Rochdale, U.K.
> 21) Barry Cook, Todmorden, U.K.
> 22) Shelley Burgoyne, Todmorden, U.K.
> 23) Lisa Stuart, Potes, Spain.
> 24) Michael Stuart, Potes, Spain.
> 25) Renee Engl, Byron Bay, Australia
> 26) Adrian Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
> 27) Riana Begg, Brunswick Heads, Australia
> 28) Oriel Paterson, Brunswick Heads, Australia
> 29) Alicia Paterson, Brisbane, Australia
> 30) Lyneve Robinson, Sydney, Australia
> 31) Jennifer Moalem, Sydney, Australia
> 32) Alexandra Pope, Sydney Australia
> 33) Shushann Movsessian, Sydney Australia
> 34) Amanda Frost,Sydney Australia
> 35) Tarshito , Montecollum,NSW Australia
> 36) Eltara, Sydney Australia
> 37) Michael Webb, The Channon,NSW Australia
> 38) Sarah LaRock, New Orleans, USA
> 39) Annie LaRock, New Orleans, USA
> 40) David Zurak , New York, USA
> 41) Christopher Boutsinis, Melbourne, Australia
> 42) Donna Benke, Melbourne, Australia
> 43) Cam McDonald, Melbourne, Australia
> 44) Josh Hughes, Perth, Australia
> 45) Kevin Luttrell Perth Australia
> 46) Sally Luttrell Perth Australia
> 47) Sam Luttrell Perth Australia
> 48) Amelia Cann, Perth Australia
> 49) Marie Cann, Perth Australia
> 50) Robert Cann, Perth Australia
> 51) Venetia Roberts, Perth, Australia
> 52) Anna Roberts, Perth, Australia
> 53) LLoyd Roberts, Perth, Australia
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> 55) Guy Hodgson, Perth, Australia
> 56) Yolande Hart, Australia
> 57) Jackie L.Knowles, Boulder, CO, U.S.A.
> 58) Donald M. Epstein, Boulder, CO, USA
> 59) Amy H. Jackson, San Francisco, CA, USA
> 60) Peter B. Fisk, San Francisco, CA USA
> 61) Peter Gillies, Seattle, WA, USA
> 62) Dawn Sea Kahrs, San Francisco, CA, USA
> 63) Lana Surgenor, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
> 64) Patricia Gale Peters, Santa Rosa, CA USA
> 65) Lauren Selman, Petaluma, CA USA
> 66) Amy Gower, Uxbridge, UK
> 67) Gabriella Cole, San Francisco Ca USA
> 68) Chris Drake, Washington, DC, USA
> 69) Julia Collins, New York, NY, USA
> 70) Maria Moreno, New York NY USA
> 80) Roger Rothstein, New York, NY, USA
> 81) Beryl Korot, New York, NY USA
> 82) Paul Ryan, New York, NY USA
> 83) Bob Schuler, High Falls,NY USA
> 84) Steven Kolpan, West Hurley, NY USA
> 85) Ananda Saha, Santa Fe, NM USA
> 86) Deborah Luscomb, Prospect, NS Canada
> 87) Erica Lowe, Halifax, NS Canada
> 88) Stephen Sainsbury, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
> 89) Daenna Harris, Houston, Texas, USA
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> How many times did I see the trees
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> But at this moment, seeing the peach blossoms,
> Suddenly there are no more doubts."
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