We, the participants of consultative hearings of the society of the Kamchatka Oblast concerning the question of the construction of the gas pipeline Sobolev-Petropavlov-Kamchatka, representing the following public organisations:
Elizov Rayon Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
Union of Public Organisations of Communities of Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Kamchatka Oblast "Yayar"
Public Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Aleskam"
Public Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Koyana"
Public Organisation of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Pimchakh"
Scientific Center for the Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Bionik"
Community of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Pronya"
Community of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Kamyak"
Community of Indigenous Peoples of the North, "Itel"
Petrov Academy of Science and Arts
National Industry OOO "Kalagir"
Society of Disabled People of the Elizovo Rayon
Society of Veterans of War and Work of the Elizovo Rayon
Association of Mothers with Large Families of the Elizovo Rayon
Public Council of the Kamchatka Oblast
The Rerikh Society of the Elizovo Oblast
Independent Union of Teachers of Kamchatka
Kamchatka Organisation VOPD "Union of Russian Taxpayers"
Kamchatka Department of VOOP "All-Russian Society for the Conservation of Nature"
Kamchatka Organisation of the Russian Union of People Serving in the Military
Kamchatka Regional Organisation "Union of Law-Protectors"
Public Ecological Foundation "Harmony of Action"
Public Organisation "Harmony" of the village Termalniy
Public Environmental Organisation "Sotka"
Elizovo Organisation of KPRF
make the following declaration:
Having heard and discussed the information presented by scientists and ecologists and the opinions of experts about the ecological hazards of the construction of the gas pipeline for the nature of Kamchatka, the society of Kamchatka, represented by the above-mentioned organisations, hereby declares its negative attitude towards the commencement of construction of the gas pipeline.
Based on the presented facts, the indigenous people of Kamchatka and the great majority of social organisations in the Kamchatka Oblast view the construction of the gas pipeline as an offense against all inhabitants of Kamchatka and the unique nature in the Kamchatka Oblast.
We are convinced that the construction of the gas pipeline - a project without economic grounds, without consideration of alternative projects of energy for the Kamchatka Oblast, without consideration of the effect this will have on the environment and lacking any ethno-ecological considerations- is ecological terrorism.
We are sure that the results of the gas-supply project for the Kamchatka Oblast will result in a complete destruction of forests, fish populations and unique ecosystems in the swamps of the western Kamchatka coast. The construction of the gas pipeline will cause catastrophic changes in the Kamchatka landscape and a loss of bioproduction for the whole region.
Such changes in the life-circumstances of the indigenous people of Kamchatka will lead to the extinction of Northern minorities, which is in fact genocide, an offense perpetrated by the administration of the Kamchatka Oblast against the indigenous people of Kamchatka.
We turn towards the organs of government of Russia with a demand to stop the financing and construction of the gas pipeline Sobolev-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka.
We turn towards international ecological and law-protecting organisations with the request to support in any possible way our fight for preventing the construction of the gas pipeline.
The loss of the unique Kamchatka environment, which was given world heritage status by UNESCO, will be a loss for all the inhabitants of the planet.
Signed by the representatives of the 25 organisations mentioned above.