Linked Fates: How California’s Oil Imports Affect the Future of the Amazon Rainforest
Linked Fates shows in detail how California converts 50% of the Amazon oil exported globally into fuel for airports such as LAX, distributors such as Amazon.com, trucking fleets such as PepsiCo., and retail gas giants such as COSTCO. This research comes at a crucial time for Amazon. Ecuador’s President, Guillermo Lasso, recently announced plans to double the country’s oil production and to auction in 2022 nearly 7 million acres (~3 million hectares) of mostly intact rainforest for new oil exploration.
Despite its progressive image and leaders, this research shows California consumes more oil from the Amazon than any other region in the world.
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