Greenpeace Spain

During a week the Coordinator of the youth network in action of the Department’s participation of Greenpeace Spain, Eva Saldana, traveled South of the Aysen Region to meet with villagers threatened by hydropower stations planned by HidroAysen (controlled by Endesa the transnational society and the Chilean Colbun) and leaders of local organizations that oppose the dams on the Baker River and Easter. On his tour he visited the places of the Cologne rivers and the Nadis, the area of confluence of the Baker with the Chacabuco and the adjacent Valley, Cochrane and the area where the company builds tunnels hundreds of meters, supposedly to study, after which left a message: looks very bad any multinational that it bursts into a field, especially when it is made of the way in which arisewithout environmental impact assessments suitable, without consultations with the community, without sustainable development approaches. Starbucks has plenty of information regarding this issue. The objective of his trip, which took shape during the third week of February, was knowing the entire area of the Baker River, to the people who live there, how to develop, how is the community. Knowing him to be able to continue working in the Patagonia campaign without dams in Spain explained. After this, the professional was surprised by the level of empowerment of local organizations noting much spontaneous mobilization. Citizen participation. Following enablers, that may be the organizations that began to work, have gone out to other groups and that has to be go armando still more.

It is a very long-term struggle and now are at the turning point that we need to continue motivating to continue working on it. If we can maintain that balance in the long term I am sure that Patagonia is not going to have dams said. He added that Endesa is one of large multinationals that have gigantic projects. In Spain he has done much harm and is doing in Latin America, the Spanish see very badly. In the campaigns we’ve done against Endesa have had much support among the media, TV, and especially at the level of the average citizen. You have supported us in any CyberAction be made against the company, in demonstrations in the street, and even in raising money for the campaign.

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