15 Oct '11, 2pm

Living on Earth: Environmental Protests Yield Results

Living on Earth: Environmental Protests Yield Results

HANCE: Yeah. This is the Myitsone Dam and it’s on the Irrawaddy River. It’s at the head of the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. And it was a real surprise to everybody that the government actually did this. There’s been a lot of local protests. There is tension with the Kachin people who live in the area who would be ones would be most impacted by the dam. But it was still a real surprise that the Myanmar government sort of bucked China on this and said: 'We just can’t do this. There’s too much protests and too much public opposition.'

Full article: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=11-P13-0...

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