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Also of great landscape value are the beautiful Andes lakes. While that situation could occur ambientr the future or in other contexts, for now, the urban and middle class role is fundamental. The weakness in this position was evident, as the topic had never been a priority. Throughout the world, constructing paper mills was in the eye of several environmental conflicts during the s, particularly because of their large contamination potential Sonnenfeld, But what is undeniable, particularly in a country like Argentina with very limited environmental awareness, is the role played by movements that seek environmental justice in raising that awareness.

The growth of mining activity and its environmental impacts brought about a series of conflicts involving legal, political and economic issues. The native population was undergoing a euphoric amibente of recreating their indigenous identity, in line with occurrences in much of the country after the constitutional reform, which had included the rights of aboriginal peoples among its articles.

Regardless of whether or not j obtained the desired result, it would seem that the search for environmental justice has brought a new player into the country, in the form of spontaneous environmental social movements. Additionally, the project would employ about workers. This clumsy maneuver was thwarted by an avalanche of letters from people wishing to participate in such hearings and by the resonance the issue had with the public.

Ambisnte me on this computer. A few months later, an official decree indicated that the works were to be suspended indefinitely, until the issue could be thoroughly examined.


By the time the company submitted its environmental impact assessment study to the provincial authorities in October that same year, the issue had become public and sociedda people, spontaneously, began taking to the streets. None of the branches of government seemed to want to participate in the issue: At first, the project did not cause major unrest among the population, particularly in view of the promise of creating jobs.

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It is most typically not a problem of poor distribution of natural resources and their use, but a problem dealing with maldistribution of the negative effects arising from the use of the environment. It was a project of great importance for local standards since large high voltage towers 22 meters high would be set up, every meters throughout the Quebrada.

This manner of protesting had grown, boosted by the crisis, and in the big cities – csrlos Buenos Aires – it had had much impact.

When the study was disclosed to the public at large, it was proven to be ambientd poor and evidently targeted at merely justifying the project, which is not unusual in these cases1. In view of the general apathy of the Argentine government and court system, the citizens decided to implement rboratti more radical methodology: Sometimes they comprise the low-income sector, car,os times they include middle-income sectors; sometimes they are rural, other times they are urban and deal with very different problems that range from deforestation to industrial pollution.

In Argentina there were already more reboartti 20 such plants and – although they were strong contaminants – no conflict with the population had occurred until then. However, until relatively recently, this list has not been sufficient to cause a reaction by society. Environmental justice in Latin America In Latin America it is evident for many that it is not possible to transfer the idea of environmental justice as such must be widened.

One is that it included diverse segments of society, which indicates a certain capacity of the local identity to bring together sectors that usually develop separate means of expression, organizations and representations. To reach that figure, almost 20 million tons of rock had to be removed, and two million metric tons of ore had to be ground to extract gold and subsidiary silver, first by gravity and then by cyanide leaching.


The two cities have always enjoyed very close relations since they are connected by a bridge — the most widely used land route access between Argentina and Uruguay, because it is the closest one to Buenos Aires. One of the many interesting aspects of this situation was that the informal quest for environmental justice was conducted without a great physical mobilization.

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It finally opted for what was possibly the worst of solutions: But this reactivation was done thinking about the economic use of the environment rather than about preserving it. Giarracca, Norma “Territorios en disputa: The idea of reoratti a high voltage line to connect ammbiente towns close to the Bolivian border with the interconnected power supply network in Argentina was not a new one; the call for bids to build it went back to The residents alleged that the pulp mills would pollute the Uruguay river with chlorine and other elements, thus causing the death of the fish, and also that the contaminant elements included dioxins, which are carcinogenic substances.

That is to say, in Latin America, the idea of environmental justice does not necessarily target the problems of racially or economically defined minorities; it tends to identif groups that are defined territorially rather than characterized socially. Log In Sign Up.