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Chilean Patagonia under threat by cascade of hydroelectric dams

November 14, 2008

Read these recent articles referring to the HidroAysen mega project planned for the Chilean Patagonia

“Doug Tompkins: Environmental evaluation system a farce”

“Kennedy Jr. lobbies hard against Chile dam project”

“HydroAysen submits plan for Patagonia’s hydroelectric project”

“HydroAysen opposition demands proposal withdrawal”

“Chile’s HydroAysen may flood Patagonia park”

“HydroAysen’s impact study panned by government agencies”

“Chile Patagonia dam debate escalates”

“Chile’s HydroAysen threatens animal species, says CBI report”

“CERC: 51 percent of Chileans oppose Aysen dam project”

Visit these websites for more information:


Brookfield Asset Management:

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB):

British Colombia Investment Management Corporation (BCIMC):

Export Development Canada (EDC):

NGOs opposing the project, members of the Patagonia Defense Council:


Chile sustentable:


International Rivers:,

Agrupacion de Defensores del Espiritu de la Patagonia de Cochrane

Calicion Ciudadana por AYsen Reserva de Vida (CODEFF Aysen, CODESA, Camara de Turismo de Rio Tranquilo, Escuela NOLS, Escuela de Guias de la Patagonia, Costa Carrera)

Conservacion Patagonia

Corporacion Chile Ambiente

Defensores del Bosque Chileno


Free Flowing Rivers

Fundacion Pumalin

Futaleufu Friends


Greenpeace Chile

Obispado de Aysen


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