Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem
VOAVideo: Ecuador Leaves Oil Riches in Ground to Save Ecosystem
Ecuador's decision to forego potentially lucrative oil drilling in the Amazon forest in order to protect a biologically rich - and fragile - ecosystem is the focus of two documentaries at the Washington Environmental Film Festival. The decision represents a huge sacrifice for a small South American country that earns half its export revenues from oil.