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Author: ConocoPhillips, Published on: 6 August 2018
ConocoPhillips has continuously engaged with the community and local government over the past three years. We have gone beyond the required three rounds of socialization and engaged with local stakeholders through nearly 175 meetings, seminars and community roadshows....In certain instances, the national government has accompanied us to ensure and verify the quality of our stakeholder engagement process. We listened to stakeholders' concerns and addressed questions about our plans....These efforts were successful in securing the support of local leaders and the vast majority of community members, many of whom had questions and concerns at the beginning of the project...
...[W]ater was a concern for the community. As a result, we have publicly stated that we will not be competing with the local community for access to fresh water unless readily available/abundant, and instead will source water from alternative sources or third parties...The use of the hydraulic fracturing technique has generated a lot of media and activist attention in Colombia, which sometimes has emerged with positions and accusations that have no technical basis or which facts have been manipulated for political or private interests.
This is a response from the following companies: ConocoPhillips