Protect Impoverished Village from Fracking

Target: Iván Duque Márquez, President, Colombia

Goal: Protect Colombian village from the devastating effects of fracking.

The village of Terraplén in Columbia has no running water and no brick homes, but it may soon have a giant fracking well looming just outside its limits. Sign the petition to demand that this impoverished Colombian village not become the latest victim in the planet’s fracking epidemic.

Fracking has been proven to pollute water, poison livestock, and cause earthquakes. In Terraplén, clean water is already scarce. Most of the villagers rely on their livestock for food and for income. Dirt roads and wooden shacks stand no chance against damaging earthquakes. Meanwhile guerilla groups operate in and around the village. Villagers have spoken out against the proposed well, but say that big corporations have silenced them.

The wishes of Terraplén’s villagers should be respected, not ignored. They may not have money, but they have a voice that should be valued even more. Fracking has already wreaked devastation across the planet. Do not allow these individuals to become further victims. Sign the petition to demand that fracking not move forward in the area.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Márquez,

Fracking is closing in on the village of Terraplén, an impoverished village where water is scarce and livestock is the main driver of income. Should wells be constructed nearby, water will be polluted, livestock will be poisoned, and livelihoods will be destroyed.

The villagers of Terraplén have spoken out against fracking to no avail. As the nation’s leader, you must honor their voices, not the money of international corporations. I demand that fracking wells not be constructed in and around Terraplén.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Simon Fraser University




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