It’s official: Latin America’s biggest shale reserve will never be fracked

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The State Assembly of Paraná has banned fracking forever from its territory. It’s official!

Together with a community of experts, teachers, faith groups, farmers, politicians, volunteers and people engaged in the struggle to protect life, we won! Paraná had previously passed a temporary ban on fracking, but now it’s gone for good.

This means:

The biggest shale reserve in the Southern Hemisphere ever auctioned (roughly 3 times larger than Marcellus) will be kept in the ground. 123 municipalities (with their territories already auctioned) are safe 12.5 million people in the state are safe from the direct impacts of fracking


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