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

This search for environmental justice comes from malfunctions in the political, economic and judicial systems, which leads the population to feel that it is not given consideration in the decisions about actions that could have environmental impact, even in cases where there are regulations in place that should solve these problems. It is evident that the development of each one has been a step forward in the organizational methods used by these spontaneous movements.

When the study was disclosed to the public at large, it was proven to be extremely poor and evidently targeted at merely justifying the project, which is not unusual in these cases1. The growth of mining activity and its environmental impacts brought about a series of conflicts involving legal, political and economic issues. The native population was undergoing a euphoric process of recreating their indigenous identity, in line with occurrences in much of the country after the constitutional reform, which had included the rights of aboriginal peoples among its articles.

However, until relatively recently, this list has not been sufficient to cause a reaction by society. 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.

This group was horizontally-organized; there was no management structure and everything was solved through open meetings and deliberations.

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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. In general, in 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.

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, A series of cities have developed along both sides of the river.

Over time there was additional immigration from the rest of the country, as is so frequently the case in Patagonia. In this, the expansion of the Internet was critical. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. On the one hand, the Assembly of residents appears as a characteristic movement of urban middle class people and this is reaffirmed when on several occasions they refuse to be labeled “piqueteros”, distancing themselves from other social movements organized by the lower-income classes.


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. This becomes more evident in the 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.

That is to say, in Latin America, the idea of environmental justice does not necessarily target the problems of racially or economically defined minorities; it tends to identif groups that are defined territorially rather than characterized socially. In view of this public image, subsequent administrations hid the Department of the Environment behind a tangled bureaucracy from which it has yet to escape.

Help Center Find new research papers in: The area directly affected would be approximately hectares, as it was an open-pit gold mine.

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This separation between society and environmental issues has generated a gap between people’s awareness of their environmental rights and the operation of a notion of justice that would protect them. These would be very conspicuous in such a restricted territory, as described above.

This paper reborwtti intended to embrace these conflicts within the idea of a quest for “environmental justice” that goes beyond the legal aspect and has to do with a social process of learning about rights and how to sustain them.

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, rwboratti reveal both the diversity of possibilities and, at the same time, a surprising similarity in their objectives, characteristics and development.

Socio-environmental Conflict in Argentina. 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 middle class, and the middle class has been an important player and driver in other social, economic and political issues.

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.

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. Neighborhood centers, professional associations in the provincial capital for example, the association of architects and, finally, with certain reluctance, the municipal governments, joined in the movement.


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A few months later, an official decree indicated that the works were to be suspended indefinitely, until the issue could be thoroughly examined. Argentine society and the environment For several reasons, Argentina has not been especially open to the ideas of environmentalism.

Environmental justice in Latin America In Latin America it is evident for many that it is not possible to transfer the idea of environmental justice as such must be widened. 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.

The mining company had already directly or indirectly appropriatedhectares in the area, within which the gold deposit was located. As usual, these mills promised to create jobs and to apply the Elemental Chlorine Free ECF technology to their industrial processes, which is the method that is most widely used in the world and that at least in theory had made progress until reaching levels of almost no contamination.

This was going to be done based on the output ofhectares of eucalyptus that these companies had been planting for several years.

The trigger which sparked the protests was the intention of the construction company to begin works, setting up boundary stones in the southern end of the Quebrada, where the high voltage line would enter towards the north.

After initially having significant popular support, support for the movement started to decline after the roads were blocked more and more frequently, causing transportation problems that adversely affected the entire population. Though both have a long tradition, they have had relatively little impact beyond their limited area of focus.

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.

The non-governmental environmental organization that has had the most significance has been the Argentine branch of an international NGO: In truth, perhaps due to the country’s social structure, Greenpeace gains reboratit support mainly from the urban middle class of Buenos Aires.

It was a project of great importance for local standards since large high voltage towers 22 meters high would be set up, every carlis throughout the Quebrada. The weather is cold and wet, and the area is at the limit of the Patagonian cold forests, which have great timber and sociesad value.