15 August 2012

BRASIL: Court Halts Amazon's $17 Billion Belo Monte Dam Construction.


      Another court has weighed in on the construction of the Amazon's massive...and controversial...Belo Monte dam.
     A regional federal judge ruled that indigena peoples were not properly consulted about the project...and continued work would cost the construction company a $250,000 fine per day.
     The judge demanded that indigena peoples be heard before work can resume on the $17 billion project blocking the Xingu river.
   The company has the right to appeal the ruling to a higher court.