Brazil judge blocks Amazon Belo Monte dam

 

 

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Great News for those who are fighting to stop the development of the Huge Dam in Brazil. This is another step in stopping the destruction of the Amazon Rainforest and the displacement of Thousands of Indigenous and local people along the Xingu River.

Thank you for all of you who signed the petition, this is only just one step, in a long chain of procedures.. But it is a Victory none the less….

Celebrities such as Singer Sting, and Film Director James Cameron from the Film Avatar among others supporters are behind the campaign against the building of this Huge Dam that will flood 500 sq km or 190 sq miles of the Amazon Forests Resulting in making a possible 50,000 indigenous and local people homeless. And that is not mentioning the hundreds of thousands of animal and insect life that will be lost.

More information Courtesy of BBC World News.. 

“A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental Concerns

Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro said environmental requirements to build the Belo Monte dam had not been met.

The dam is a cornerstone of President Dilma Rousseff’s plans to upgrade Brazil’s energy infrastructure.

But it has faced protests and challenges from environmentalists and local indigenous groups who say it will harm the world’s largest tropical rainforest and displace tens of thousands of people.

Judge Desterro said the Brazilian environmental agency, Ibama, had approved the project without ensuring that 29 environmental conditions had been met”

 

Read more following this link below  Thank YOU…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12586170

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suemacarthur
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 05:33:44

    This is a good blog, i have not read or seen this in the papers
    Take care
    Sue

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Feb 27, 2011 @ 08:33:28

      Thank you Sue, No it has somehow not made the News-Paper Media news, but isnt that they way when they do not want public opinion to squash their plans of those who are wanting these plans to go ahead?

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  2. Jussara Luna
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 08:21:38

    My dear Dreamwalker, thank you very much for this great blog entry.
    This is the best news we could receive!!
    My heart is so happy…thank you for your support and action in the cause
    of the Xingu River.
    All the wonderful people who signed the petition helped
    much in this judge’s decision. I thank everyone who supported
    the campaign “Stop Belo Monte Dam!”
    My dear Summer wrote on my WLS “good start on the long road to victory.. ” this is very true..
    The campaign against Bello monte continues!!
    Thank you my precious Dreamwalker,
    Hugs from my heart,
    Love always, Jussara

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Feb 27, 2011 @ 08:36:22

      It is my pleasure to help promote the plight of the people of the Amazon Rainforests Jussara, and like Summer says, a small but a great Victory on the long road.. But with solidarity lets hope the Victory will be won to let these wonderful people live in their homeland.

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  3. summer breeze
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 17:36:22

    This is great news Dreamwalker, a big victory for these lovely people and our earth…

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Feb 28, 2011 @ 14:58:45

      Thank you all of you who have commented here and have signed the petition which can be found on an earlier entry this month.. and If you havent yet signed why not pop along now and do so… Love and Blessings Dreamwalker xx

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  4. rosemarymonteith
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 20:03:28

    Every step forwards helps

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  5. Angelwings6
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 03:36:57

    Good news, Dreamwalker….

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  6. Artswebshow
    Mar 01, 2011 @ 00:01:23

    That is great news.
    But seriously, it’s surprising that the people who wanted to build this actually thought it wouldn’t be rejected.

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