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Subsequent environmental conflicts and movements would be different. Ultimately, the goal is for informal justice to become formal justice through the activation of the available means in the legal and political system.

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However, there are two very important elements in that action. Environmental justice in Latin America In Soicedad America it is evident for many that it is not possible to transfer the idea of environmental justice as such must be widened. The largest public protest included only a few hundred people, and involved the removal of the boundary stone that the construction company had placed at the site.

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 the people, spontaneously, began taking to the streets. This triggered massive investments, particularly in western Argentina.

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. The non-governmental environmental organization that has had the most significance has been the Argentine branch of an international NGO: But the growth of the Assembly, and particularly their great success with blocking the reboragti, put the government in a very uncomfortable position: Government and Governance in India”, in Geoforum forthcoming.

One of the many interesting aspects of this situation was that the informal quest for environmental justice was conducted without a great physical mobilization. On the other hand, in the origin of these movements there are two carlox that are very important: Although from a legal perspective the province had the necessary mechanisms in place to conduct a serious analysis of the possible impact of building a high voltage sofiedad, it chose, possibly driven by the corruption of the provincial administration, to avoid these mechanisms; even going as far as scheduling the public hearing after the works were already ambientr, approved and in progress.

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However, the visit and public conferences of an expert from Dupont the firm that was going to provide cyanide to the mine in July led to the – probably undesired – effect of generating anxiety among the population.

A level below the Constitution, already by the late s, there were over 4, provisions related to the preservation of nature broadly speaking, to which others were added later about issues as diverse as nuclear energy, fisheries, formation of different levels of environmental authorities and transportation of toxic materials Bertonati and Corcuera, The general trend accompanied that of Latin America in terms of the creation of this kind of institution Christen et al, ; Roberts, ; Price,but it was more focused on what Bryant and Bailey call “professional non-governmental organizations.

Greenpeace, which is normally highly visible, was never an integral part of the movement in Esquel and had a merely marginal involvement. As the head of the Department the administration appointed a person who was much more interested in doing business deals and having a high public profile than in building a serious environmental policy. The project stated that with an investment of a little over million dollars and a large benefit afterwards, the deposit could be exploited for ten years, with an annual production ofounces of gold.

This was clearly the largest gathering of people ever witnessed in connection to an environmental issue in Argentina’s history, and was in fact much larger than most of the gatherings that any political parties have managed to achieve.

In Argentina there were already more than 20 such plants and – although they were strong contaminants – no conflict with the population had occurred until then. By midthe situation is that of a tense wait, where the government has convinced the Assembly – for the time being – to free up the bridge, but in the absence of that element of mobilization and cohesion, the Assembly is planning crlos actions, such as demonstrations in Buenos Aires.

In light of the fact that the access routes to environmental justice were blocked, the local society, without violence, opted for a parallel environmental justice which ended up forcing the Government to reverse its decisions. The first demonstration was organized in November and, one month later, two presentations were made before the local courts requesting an injunctive measure prohibiting the company from changing the state of affairs until an intensive study of the environmental impact of the proposed gold mine site was conducted and a public hearing was reboratit.

These spontaneous social movements, which are horizontal, noisy, and politically unapproachable are growing day after day in Argentina, learning from the old movements the methodologies of pressure and demonstration that are increasingly stronger and, clearly, increasingly more effective.


The mountains of Esquel, at the base of which the city is located, were ambientd to a mining prospecting survey sinceand in November a consulting firm prepared an investment project for gold mining in a deposit located five kilometers away from the city for Meridian Gold, a Canadian company. It should be noted that the entire region, on both sides of the river, up until that time relied economically on cattle raising and agriculture, with little industrial development.

This becomes more evident in caflos planning of large investments, whose environmental impact may be limited from a territorial viewpoint, but whose benefits are not deemed worthy by the local population that would have to suffer it.

The growth of mining activity and its environmental impacts brought about a series of conflicts involving legal, political and economic issues.

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These contexts determine that, in fact, environmental justice is reborztti search for reparation for the injuries resulting from “environmental injustice” that arise from distortions generated in the distribution of income and decision-making capacities by the world economy in the poorest countries Acselrad, 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.

Sometimes they comprise the low-income sector, other 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.

Esquel’s gold mine Around the mid s, Argentina passed a law to promote mining, granting interested companies a series of advantages for mineral prospecting and exploitation.

The other is that it brought h light the formal legal system’s flaws in protecting citizens from environmental impact; in this case it was a large infrastructure project. It is evident that the development of each one has been a step forward in the organizational methods used cralos these spontaneous movements.

The only institution it created was an NGO that would allow it to bring legal actions and administer the funds from the numerous donations they received.