Madagascar tar sands: the bloody truth
Thousands of lives are under threat from French oil giant Total’s plans to mine tar sands in Melaky, one of the poorest regions in Madagascar. Using taxpayers’ money, the bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland is helping to finance this heavily polluting industry. With your help, we can push the UK government to stop our money supporting companies that harm the world’s poor.
The Bemolanga oil field is located in one of Madagascar’s poorest regions. In the Melaky region 70% of the population live below the poverty line and 50% of children under the age of three have stunted growth due to malnutrition. The tar sands will threaten the survival of villagers throughout the region and could pave the way for further exploitation of tar sands the world over. We must not allow this to happen.