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The world's largest wasteland is threatened by fracking

The world's largest wasteland is threatened by fracking

According to information from the National Hydrocarbons Agency, the National Government already has 43 blocks prepared for exploitation by fracking, and according to a land map, there are another 41. In addition, exploratory work is already being carried out in some areas of Cesar and Cundinamarca. However, it should be noted that to date the first barrel has not been removed by fracking.

These blocks not only threaten Sumapaz but also other places of great ecological importance such as the Chingaza Natural Park, which supplies water to Bogotá, where there are about 7 blocks arranged for hydraulic fracturing, areas of Fusagasugá, Chía are also at risk. , Cajicá and Guasca, in which some communities have denounced oil exploration without the corresponding permits.

For all this, the organizations that make up the Alianza Colombia Libre de Fracking, made a request to President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend these projects and declare a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, before any contract for exploration or exploitation is signed. This, taking into account that the government is the one who delimits the zones and then offers them to the interested institutions.

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