The People of Pungesti Say “NO! Fracking!” ~ Chevron says, “F*&%! U! Fracking Is US!”


Think Chevron + Ecuador= $19 Billion in Damages that Chevron refuses to pay.

For more interesting information about Chevron’s dealings with Indigenous people visit Amazon Watch

Gee, I’m not wondering why the people of Pungesti are riled up about Chevron coming to frack in their farmlands.  Democracy Now! reported that Chevron had ceased operations as a result of Saturday’s protest–a protest that has been ongoing since October.

 But apparently Chevron, being Chevron, has started right back up–again.

According to IW, Industry Week, Chevron has resumed its fracking operation in Pungesti in spite of six weeks protest by hundreds of local people. Chevron has even managed to get policeman posted outside the homes of the villagers. I suppose that’s part of an effort to attempt prevent them from returning to their protest camp field. The usual things are being done to discourage the people from further protest–destruction of the on site protest camp, arrests and the tried and true ploy of, “Oh, look what we found. You are bad people.” Pick the illegal whatever object of your choice.

Information Source:

According to Investment Watch the people of Pungesti are now basically under house arrest.





Images page source from Google

Yes, it is worth the effort to search the web for images in order to get a look at who is protesting in Pungesti—no, it’s not those crazy guys in black, it’s everyone from the grandmothers to the grandchildren.




Battle In Pungesti, Romania and Fight to save the Earth


More coverage from RT


Nasul TV coverage


If anyone else following this protest has any new  information sources with English subtitles or coverage in English, please share. Thank you.



  1. slpmartin said,

    December 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Fracking is so destructive…winning the battle against is going to be difficult given profits from oil.

    • December 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Agreed, Charles. This small village has been fighting hard against Chevron. There is more to life than Profit. There must be or why else bother living?

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