Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Chaining-Action-at-Presidential-Palace-27MZIFLZKO0M.htmlConceptually similarChaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP014GDCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0TQUCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP01EJDCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0VQKCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0GBCCompleted★★★★Human Banner ActionGP011JQCompleted★★★★Human Banner Action in Lago CaroGP014XBCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP0WOZCompleted★★★★Chaining Action at Presidential PalaceGP08ZICompleted★★★★View AllGP015EPChaining Action at Presidential PalaceGreenpeace activists are being arrested in front of the presidential palace Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago, after protesting against the destruction of ancient forests in Patagonia. The banner are reading "Protect Patagonia" and "Get out Alumysa!".Locations:Chile-Santiago (Chile)-South AmericaDate:19 Feb, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:2400px X 1880pxKeywords:Access blockade actions-Actions and protests-Arrests-Banners-Chaining actions-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Government buildings-Greenpeace activists-Illegal logging-KWCI (GPI)-Medium group of people-Outdoors-Police-Small group of people-Timber industryShoot: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.