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Brazilean court allows construction of controversial gigantic dam to continue

Thursday, November 10th 2011 - 07:57 UTC
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A Brazilian federal court on Wednesday rejected an appeal for suspending construction of the controversial 11 billion dollars Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon until after indigenous people has been consulted. Read full article


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  • Dorian

    16,000 people displaced (somewhere else in the incredible vastness of the Amazon) versus electricity for tens of millions of people? Really?

    Nov 10th, 2011 - 11:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Yuleno

    Bearing in mind Dorian that there is solar power,wind power,etc and the problems of the ecosystem balance you'd like to think the major world economies would prefer another method of producing electricity was invested in.but no doubt they'll queue up to get some business in the irretrievable displacement of 'just people'.then they'll attend climate conferences and refuse to lower carbon emissions

    Nov 10th, 2011 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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