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  • #345449

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Sue, just tweeted it! Not sure that these injunctions will actually halt progress though sadly…

    #345458

    Bojan Dolenc
    Participant

    QUOTE (poshsouthernbird @ Sep 29 2011, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Just seen this from the BBC posted on another forum, maybe there’s hope yet …

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15102520


    Good news. I put this also on FB…

    #345463

    Matt
    Keymaster
    #345469

    ste12000
    Member

    QUOTE (poshsouthernbird @ Sep 29 2011, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Just seen this from the BBC posted on another forum, maybe there’s hope yet …

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15102520

    The building still continues on the workers accommodation!! i think the dam will continue unfortunately.

    Forgive me for being suspicious but id imagine the judge is waiting for a larger brown envelope to be handed over before work resumes!!

    #345476

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (ste12000 @ Oct 1 2011, 09:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The building still continues on the workers accommodation!! i think the dam will continue unfortunately.

    Forgive me for being suspicious but id imagine the judge is waiting for a larger brown envelope to be handed over before work resumes!!


    got to agree with you there Ste

    #345550

    Jarcave
    Participant

    QUOTE (keith565 @ Oct 2 2011, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    got to agree with you there Ste

    I agree too. Brazil is an emerging economy. It has a large and increasing demand for energy. It’s only a matter of time before it’s completed.

    #345553

    Bojan Dolenc
    Participant

    QUOTE (Jarcave @ Oct 8 2011, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I agree too. Brazil is an emerging economy. It has a large and increasing demand for energy. It’s only a matter of time before it’s completed. http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/758

    #345554

    Jarcave
    Participant

    QUOTE (Bojan Dolenc @ Oct 9 2011, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Wilderness: This house believes that untouched wildernesses have a value beyond the resources and other utility that can be extracted from them…
    http://www.economist.com/debate/days/view/758

    I agree with you in principle. But I believe at some point the dam will go ahead. I hope I’m wrong though.

    #345694

    poshsouthernbird
    Participant

    Well, according to this site, “the case is far from over”, seems there’s been more developments:

    http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1018-belo_monte_illegal.html

    Same story, different versions:

    http://www.internationalrivers.org/en/blog…ghts-belo-monte

    http://www.ecoseed.org/press-releases/arti…project-illegal

    Hope springs eternal?

    #345700

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mmm. Part of me is enjoying the exposure that this project is receiving in the international (western) press and the other part is frustrated that similar schemes in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, China, etc. are mostly being ignored…

    Same goes for mass destruction of peat swamps in SE Asia.

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