Chalillo Dam

Environmentalists lose battle to stop Canadian dam in Belize

CBC News online
January 29, 2004

Stan Marshall, the chief
executive officer of Fortis, called the ruling a victory for his
company and the people of Belize, who he said support the dam.

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London:
A panel of judges from Britain’s Privy Council, the final court of
appeal for many Commonwealth countries including Belize, ruled on
Thursday that the Chalillo dam project can go ahead.


The dam Canadians
From Disclosure

A
coalition of environmental groups had appealed to the Privy Council to
have the project stopped. They argued the project’s environmental
studies were flawed and didn’t conform to regulations in Belize. Stan
Marshall, the chief executive officer of Fortis, called the ruling a
victory for his company and the people of Belize, who he said support
the dam. “I welcomed the court challenge,” said Marshall. “In seven or
eight court cases, they haven’t won one, and now the legal process is
over.” The project should be completed within the next 12 months, he
said.

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