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South Atlantic Oil Is Newest Crusade of Argentina Green Movement

  • Rally against offshore exploration follows reversal for miners
  • Government inconsistent on economy, environment, activist says
   

   

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Environmental activists in Argentina are trying to prevent new oil exploration in the resource-rich South American nation just days after forcing a governor in Patagonia to reverse course on silver mining.

The government has been lobbying the case for drillers to search for oil in the Atlantic Ocean ever since protests last week in the coastal city of Mar del Plata that brought climate concerns to the fore.