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A PLANET IN DANGER: the world of CHEVRON

Chevron is well known around the world as a company that systematically applies the "Polluter does not Pay Principle". This scholar-activist collaborative mapping project shows stories of communities reclaiming justice. #DíaAntiChevron

Climate Debt

The overconsumption of the available capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere and climate system to absorb greenhouse gases by the developed countries has run up a climate debt to developing countries and Mother Earth.

Permanent Peoples Tribunal Hearing on Corporate Human Rights Violations and Peoples Access to Justice

On the first anniversary of the UNHRC resolution to address corporate abuses, this Feature Map updates the state of some cases presented in the Geneva PPT Hearing. More to be reported very soon.

Fracking Frenzy

The high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”, generates serious and large-scale environmental and human health concerns.

Environmental Justice in Himachal Pradesh, India

EJAtlas collaboration with Himdhara collective. Despite the image of a "green state", the Himalayan state pursue increasing energy generation and industrial development by diluting laws and ignoring dissent.

Mining conflicts in Latin America

The mining conflicts featured map presents cases of mining conflicts related to metal ores, industrial minerals and construction materials mining activities. Metal ores present the largest number of reported cases.

Seed laws around the world

Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries increasingly put limitations on what farmers can do with their seeds and with the seeds they buy. This map gives a picture of of the situation across the world today.
Recently Updated Conflicts

Teshima island, waste dispute, Japan

Over 700,000 tons of industrial waste, including metal, oil and shredded construction material were illegally dumped on this tiny island. ShozoAki, a young resident, led a grassroots campaign after 1990 against the industrial waste disposal business.

Wirikuta, Mexico

Wirikuta: silver and gold mining in sacred land belonging to the huichol (wixárica) people. Strong, peaceful successful resistance against foreign companies and local government.

Toroku mine, arsenic pollution, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan

In the mountain hamlet of Toroku, Miyazaki prefecture, there was arsenic pollution for many decades. After years of complaints and a court case, those plaintiffs who were still alive got a small compensation agreement in 1990.

Niigata Minamata: mercury poisoning by Showa Denko, Japan

Mercury poisoning was discovered in Niigata some years after the Minamata disease in Kumamoto. The source was methylmercury from the Showa Denko factory, located upstream of the Agano River. One of the Four Big Pollution Disease cases in Japan.

Total S.A.´s Anzarane Offshore Western Sahara Oil Exploitation

Political injustice compounded by environmental injustice: French oil company Total in Illegal Anzarane Offshore Western Sahara Oil Exploitation

Protest against the planned Qingshuihe Waste Incineration Power Plant, Luohu District, Shenzhen, China

On 8th January 2006, residents of Qingshuihe took to the streets to protest against the plan of the local authority to expand a waste incinerator. There is also a landfill.