Twenty years after the Camisea natural-gas fields in the Peruvian department of Cuzco were discovered, President Alejandro Toledo has inaugurated the pipeline that will bring the gas from the interior to Lima and the Pacific coast. The president and his ministers say the revenues generated by the sale and distribution of gas will be an economic windfall for Peru and will revolutionize energy consumption for the country's citizens. But as the Toledo government celebrates the pipeline opening as a historic moment in the economic life of Peru, environmental and indigenous groups say the project will do significant harm to the ecosystems it travels through and to the native peoples who live in them.
NotiSur writers. "Peru: Camisea gas pipeline inaugurate after 20 years." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/134