Environment Human Rights
Yadana, Yetagun pipelines
Since the early 1990's, three western oil companies --Total, Premier, and Unocal—with the Burmese military are building the Yadana and Yetagun natural gas pipelines. The regime created a highly militarized pipeline corridor, resulting in violent suppression of dissent, environmental destruction, forced labor and portering, forced relocations, torture, rape, and summary executions. EarthRights International traveled in the Tenasserim region to document conditions in an initial report “Total Denial (1996). This new 180-page report builds on the former report and brings to light new facets of the tragedy.
EarthRights materials, www.earthrights.org
ERI is a group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability who documents, organizes, litigates, educates, and advocates on behalf of human rights and environmental abuses around the world.