04 Sep '12, 1am

Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News : Week of 8/27 - 8/31/2012

*Please Note: NRDC's weekly Latin America news round-up will not be posted for the next two weeks, as our staff will be traveling. We will return on the week of Sept. 17-21. Thanks for reading! Chile The Supreme Court made a landmark decision rejecting the controversial 2100 MW Castilla coal-fired power plant , proposed by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista and the German company E.ON. The Court ruled that the company cannot submit separate environmental impact assessments (EIA) for the generation plant and the port it would build to import coal –as it has done—but rather must submit one EIA for both components together. (Diario Financiero 8/29/2012) Responses to the decision were varied , and some saw an opportunity to challenge the HidroAysén mega-dam proposal on the same argument , as its five dams are being evaluated separately from its transmission line. (Terram.cl 8/...

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