Environment: Drilling for Trouble

Should Gore Stop Oxy?

When President Clinton proposed giving $1.6 billion in military aid to fight drug lords in Colombia last week, he probably never thought of the U'Wa Indians. But the tribe is fighting off attempts by Occidental Petroleum to drill for an estimated 1.5 billion bbl. of oil on ancestral lands in the northeast of the country; hundreds of the U'Wa are currently involved in a tense standoff with Colombian troops trying to remove them from drilling sites.

This week in New Hampshire, U.S. activists plan to show up waving placards demanding that AL GORE take a stand. Why Gore? Because he helps...

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