19 Aug '11, 10pm

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 8/15-19/2011

The controversial Isla Riesco coal-mining project took another step forward last Friday when a high-level government commission gave final approval to the first of five mines, Mina Invierno . Isla Riesco, located in far southern Chile near Punta Arenas, represents a US$530 million investment by the companies Copec and Ultramar to build five mines and a port. The project is expected to extract six million tons of coal each year for between 12 and 25 years. La Araucanía environmental groups announced possible mobilizations for the approval of the mining project in Isla Riesco as happened with the massive marches staged in May against the Hidroaysén project. (The Santiago Times 08/15/11) (Biobiochile.cl 08/15/11) Civil society organizations and parliamentarians will interpose invalidation resources and protection against the Environmental Qualification Resolution that authori...

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