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This does not mean that environmental issues do not exist in Argentina, but rather that many factors mediate between society and the environment as a problem, so it sociedwd to the surface only sporadically and in connection with very specific issues. That these actions really generate a change in the way environmental politics are conducted is a challenge for the future.

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Sociedqd did not tend to generate environmental movements with the ability to have an impact in socidad as a whole. Despite its continued battle before the courts, in view of this outcome the company decided to suspend the project and commission a consulting firm to make a plan to convince the population of the advantages of the project. Socio-environmental Conflict in Argentina. The formation of this association is a very important measure that was repeated in several places, always preserving the characteristic of being self-generated and spontaneous institutions.

The first important resource activity in Esquel was timber production, but this activity declined when most of the bordering forests were declared national parks. Although this is a common trait in less developed countries, in this case it is somewhat contradictory, because the environmental discourse is more rooted in Argentina’s highly developed urban sociead class, and sciedad middle class has been an important player and driver in other social, economic and political issues.

Approximately 29, people live there, half of whom are located in three main urban centers of under 8, residents, with the rest in rural areas. Although their flamboyant actions attract much public notice, Greenpeace’s relatively short and sporadic campaigns have only earned them a modest degree of awareness among the population at large.

Remember me on this computer. This is a critical, distinctive trait that places them, among a public that is very suspicious of political organizations, in a position of legitimate and honest social players that work for environmental justice.

Additionally, the project would employ about workers. Help Center Find new research papers in: It ambkente 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. Giarracca, Norma “Territorios en disputa: The idea of building carlks high voltage line to connect the towns close to the Bolivian border with the interconnected power supply network in Argentina was not a carols one; the call for bids to build it went back to Surveys consistently find that environmental problems are not considered among the ten feboratti important issues.


It is evident that the development of each one has been a step forward in the organizational methods used by these spontaneous movements. In the Argentine case, incipient environmental justice movements are not about the “environmentalism of the poor” Martines Alier, The transformation of pulp and paper manufacturing”, in Development and Change, These would be very conspicuous in such a restricted territory, as described above. The news about the socirdad 1 For amgiente, the environmental impact assessment stated that the high voltage line could be installed on the West end of the Quebrada, as the tourists “mainly focus their attention on the Eastern slope.

Over time there was additional immigration from the rest of the country, as is so frequently the case in Patagonia.

The issue adopted unprecedented characteristics due to the resonance in the mass media and the action capacity shown by the Assembly of residents. In Argentina there were already more rebortati 20 such plants and – although they were strong contaminants – no conflict with the population had occurred until then.

The local municipal administration had a similar attitude, even though right from the beginning other municipal governments in the region had joined the protest. One of the many interesting aspects of this situation was that the informal quest for environmental justice was conducted without a great physical mobilization.

In this chapter I analyze three cases of environmental conflict that developed in the last fifteen years in Argentina. Briones, The social mobilization in the Quebrada to oppose the construction of the high voltage line was an odd mixture; the two social sectors that we described came together to build a dense communications network that included articles published in regional and national newspapers and TV shows.

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In some cases, they are ephemeral institutions, which disappear once their objective has been fulfilled; in other cases they lead to the creation of formal institutions and institutional networks. It is most typically not a problem of poor distribution of natural resources and their use, but a problem dealing with maldistribution of the negative effects arising rebortti the use of the environment.

During that year, there were several demonstrations against the proposed paper mills, which already contained the seeds of a problem that would become magnified: The general trend accompanied that of Latin America in terms of rebpratti 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. The decision and the wide scope of the action triggered a strange effect: The mining company had already directly or indirectly appropriatedhectares in the area, within which the gold deposit was located.


However, the Uruguayan government continued its policy of promotion for the mills, and in October, it officially authorized the setup of the first ambientee, implicitly accepting their environmental impact assessment. None of the branches of government seemed to want amgiente participate in the issue: A few months later, an official decree indicated that the works were to be suspended indefinitely, until the issue could be thoroughly examined.

Its horizontal organization makes it particularly appealing for Argentines, who have largely lost faith in the political system and are interested in seeing how a spontaneous social movement is able to deal uncompromised with all levels of government.

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In general, wmbiente Latin America, this informal environmental justice is achieved or at least sought through ad-hoc organizations that differ from place to place as to their organization, constitution and dynamics.

Although from a legal perspective the province had the necessary mechanisms in place to conduct a serious analysis of the possible impact of building ambienhe high voltage line, 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 awarded, approved and in progress.

It is true that in some cases – as illustrated in the pulp mill conflict – this leads the social movements to adopt very extreme positions from which it is difficult to negotiate solutions that do not have repercussions at other levels; the absence of a broader vision could be negative for the movements themselves in the long term.

The subsequent declaration of the Quebrada de Humahuaca as a World Heritage site totally ruled out the possibility of any similar work, and there was no further attempt to revive it. Log In Sign Up.

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 held. But this reactivation was done thinking about the economic use of the environment rather than about preserving it.

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.

With this political context in place, I now turn to the justice dimensions of some of Argentina’s most important recent environmental conflicts.