With the discovery of a massive offshore oil field, Guyana is on the cusp of a major oil boom. Will Guyana avoid the “resource curse?”
The Northern Peruvian Pipeline hemmorhaged oil into Peru’s Marañon River for the fourth time, affecting the indigenous communities that live along its shores.
Reckless oil exploration has tainted the sources of water which indigenous communities rely upon for survival, while the Peruvian government looks on.
The Hunt Oil organization has deemed the indigenous lands in northern Peru oil poor, thus diminishing their interest in the area.
S. Todd Crider—Partner at Simpson Thacher and Vice-chair of Rainforest Foundation US’s Board of Directors—helps secure a commitment from the Peruvian government to improve land titling, environmental remediation, and basic services for indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest.