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8/11/09 – Either Give Ecuador $3.7 Billion, Or Let It Burn Down The Rainforest

“Either Give Ecuador $3.7 Billion, Or Let It Burn Down The Rainforest, August 11, 2009

“Two years ago, the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, told the world he’d burn down the rainforest if he didn’t get billions of dollars.
There’s 850 million barrels of oil sitting underneath the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Tearing down the rainforest, and extracting that oil would give Ecuador $5.7 billion.”
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