16 May '11, 5pm

Violent protests follow approval of massive dam project in Patagonia [email protected] @Riverboys

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Opposition rises against Mekong dam as governments ponder decision (04/13/2011) As the governments of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam ready to meet on April 19th to decide whether or not to move forward on the Xayaburi Dam, critics of Mekong River hydroelectric project have warned that the dam will devastate freshwater biodiversity and impact the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, if not more. Last month a coalition of 263 organizations from 51 countries released a letter in opposition of the dam’s construction. World's most controversial dam, Brazil's Belo Monte, back on (03/06/2011) A recent injunction against controversial dam, Belo Monte, in Brazil has been overturned, allowing the first phase of construction to go ahead. The ruling by a higher court argued that not all environmental conditions must be met on the dam in order for construction to start. Rivers ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0516-hance_patagonia_dam.html

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