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”
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