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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.

As regards the legal aspect, we can see that, in view of a greater degree of organization, the presentations before the formal judicial system were effective and the judiciary responded positively at all levels. This anxiety started to take shape when a group of professors of the University of Patagonia based in Esquel began questioning the desirability of the project and made their concerns public, particularly in connection with cyanide pollution, dust from the explosions, the movement of heavy machinery and the use of large quantities of water.

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.

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The weather is cold and wet, and the area is at the limit of the Patagonian cold forests, which have great sodiedad and landscape value. The environmentalists’ response was conclusive: By there were at least 20 social movements related with environmental issues in Argentina Giarracca,but I will focus on the three that most important cases, which reveal both the diversity of possibilities and, at the same time, a surprising similarity in their objectives, characteristics and development.


Over time, popular protest and blockages of the bridge grew more frequent.

In this, the expansion of the Internet was critical. Log In Sign Up. One of the earliest conflicts, and the ambientte with the most widespread coverage at the time, was in the Patagonian Andes, specifically in Esquel, in the west of the province of Chubut. This triggered massive investments, particularly in western Argentina.

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The area directly affected would be approximately hectares, as it was an open-pit gold mine. 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. In this chapter I analyze three cases of environmental conflict that developed in the last fifteen years in Argentina.

However, in Argentina, the issue only became public knowledge in Socio-environmental Conflict in Argentina. This was going to be done based on the output ofhectares of eucalyptus that these companies had been planting for several years. There were two companies, one Spanish and one Finnish, that were preparing an investment plan reborattii set up two pulp manufacturing plants near Fray Bentos, with a total investment of 1.

Over time there was additional immigration from the rest of the country, as is so frequently the case in Patagonia. It is here where we can trace the first environmental conflict related to a spontaneous social action. In amiente, from a reborati standpoint, a large number of environmental protection laws were passed, beginning with the Argentine Constitution which, after its amendment, guarantees the right to a “healthy environment” and the right to petition before the authorities where this right is violated.

It was quick and efficient in its creation and development, but did not lead to any subsequent institutionalization and dissolved after the initial objective was fulfilled.

In view of the general apathy of the Argentine government and court system, the citizens decided to implement a more radical methodology: 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 formation of this association is a very important measure that was repeated in several places, always preserving the characteristic of socedad self-generated and spontaneous institutions. However, this created a new activity: However, in this case, the hearing was scheduled by the provincial authorities for a date that was after commencement of the works.

Also, this NGO has adopted a more moderate position: Ultimately, the goal is for informal justice to become formal justice through the activation of the available means in the legal and political system. On one hand, successive presidential administrations have had very passive attitudes in the matter.

This methodology had grown since its appearance by the mid s as a result of the closure of the oil refineries in Northern Patagonia, which were privatized by the Government. As the notion of a formal and necessary environmental justice is not entrenched in Argentine society, people raise environmental concerns by opening up and making explicit environmental conflicts, which constitutes an “informal” environmental justice.

Institutionalized environmental organizations have had an expectant attitude in some cases; in other cases, like Greenpeace, they have tried to participate in the issue but unsuccessfully, as the Assembly distrusts it as much as it distrusts politicians.

These contexts determine that, in fact, environmental justice is the 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, Skip to main content. A high voltage line in the Quebrada de Humahuaca.