Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Chaining-Action-at-Presidential-Palace-27MZIF4Y7FU.htmlConceptually similarChaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP015EPCompleted★★★★★★Forest Aluminum Plant Action in Chile GP0BO9Completed★★★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP01EJDCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP014GDCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0GBCCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0TQUCompleted★★★★Forest Aluminum Plant Action in Chile GP0184WCompleted★★★★Human Banner ActionGP011JQCompleted★★★★Human Banner Action in Lago CaroGP014XBCompleted★★★★View AllGP0VQKChaining Action at Presidential PalaceGreenpeace activists protesting in front of the presidential palace demanding protection for the Patagonian forests. 20 persons were arrested after parking 3 trucks in front of the palace blocking the entrance. Greenpeace is urging the Chilean Government to protect Patagonia's ancient forests and stop Noranda's proposed aluminium plant, Alumysa, a project that would flood thousands of hectares of ancient forests in pristine Patagonia. Here police is carrying an activist away, photographers around are taking photos.Locations:Chile-Santiago (Chile)-South AmericaDate:19 Feb, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:4000px X 2962pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Arrests-Chaining actions-Confrontation-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Government buildings-Greenpeace activists-Illegal logging-KWCI (GPI)-Medium group of people-Outdoors-Police-Small group of people-Timber industry-ViolenceShoot:Documentation of Forests in Patagonia ChileA new aluminum smelter is planned to be built in Patagonia. The proposed smelter will produce approximately 440,000 tonnes of aluminum ingots a year. But it will pump more than 1.5 million tonnes of gaseous and solid waste into the atmosphere as a result, and require three hydroelectric plants and six new dams to power the energy draining project. Besides the immediate environmental impact, the Salmon and Trout Producers Association and local fishermen have also voiced their concerns about the plant's impact on the fishing industry. Patagonia is also a popular tourist destination, and the smelter plans are also putting the future of this industry at stake. About 10000 hectares of primary forest will be flooded if the Alumysa project is accepted.