Fracking and Indigenous Demands in the South of Argentina
How states articulate indigenous demands is of paramount importance to the future evolution of their national identity projects, political systems, natural resource management, and environmental protection activities. The goal of this project is to further develop research on environmental conflicts surrounding extractive industries and indigenous demands, particularly as they pertain to the southern Argentine province of Neuquén, where indigenous communities are interacting with oil companies. The articulation of indigenous demands regarding territory and prior consultation in this region is of crucial importance to the future possibility of gas extraction through fracking in this area.
Regardless of who wins, Argentina’s presidential elections will have little effect on the country’s growing natural gas industry.