(May 28, 1996) To read Gráinne Ryder’s report on the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project.
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(May 8, 1996) A world renowned expert in river sedimentation has written the United States Export-Import Bank warning that the "inherent risks" of sedimentation at the Three Gorges dam constitute a "strong reason to refrain from providing US support" for the project.
Canada’s #1 threat to the global environment is trying to muzzle Probe International and its supporters.
(April 17, 1996) Chinese health authorities are alarmed about the potential spread of diseases among the people being forced to move to make way for the Three Gorges dam, according to an article in a Chinese newspaper, Health Daily.
(March 29, 1996) The Member States Of The Organization Of American States, Convinced That Corruption Undermines The Legitimacy Of Public Institutions And Strikes At Society, Moral Order And Justice, As Well As At The Comprehensive Development Of Peoples;
(March 1, 1996) Letter by Probe International’s Patricia Adams: EDC finances some of the world’s worst environmental disasters.
Review of seismic-hazard issues associated with the Auburn Dam project, Sierra Nevada foothills, California
The potential for reservoir-induced seismicity, which is the triggering of earthquakes by the physical processes that accompany the impoundment of large reservoirs, was recognized during the seismic hazard studies for the original Auburn Dam. It remains an important issue for the present project because of the potential to increase the probability of earthquakes near the dam.
Half a world away from Canada, a hydroelectric project like no other is underway on China’s Yangtze River. Water from the world’s third-longest river will eventually be harnessed by the planet’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. A Canadian company financed a study on the viability of the dam long before construction began; a study heavily criticized by Toronto-based advocacy group Probe International. Now, with work underway, more Canadian companies see big opportunities with the project.
(December 22, 1995) American multinationals that want contracts to build China’s massive Three Gorges dam will try to get financing from the Canadian government through their Canadian subsidiaries if the U.S. denies them public funds, according to the president of one American company hoping to cash in on the mega-project.
PRESS RELEASE American multinationals will plead for Canadian taxpayer subsidies if no US support is given for TG
December 22, 1995 American multinationals that want contracts to build China’s massive Three Gorges dam will try to get financing from the Canadian government through their Canadian subsidiaries if the U.S. denies […]
(November 29, 1995) American corporations have asked the United States Export-Import Bank to subsidize their exports to the controversial Three Gorges dam in China and Ex-Im has asked environmental and human rights groups for financial, technical and environmental information to help it decide whether or not to do so.
(November 25, 1995) For 5O years government guarantees have allowed the World Bank and its sister development banks to amass the world’s riskiest loan portfolios. Three months ago, the weakest of these sisters, the African Development Bank, was downgraded. And now for the first time, the World Bank admits that many of its own loans can’t be paid back.
A recent radio broadcast from China has reported that opponents of the massive Three Gorges dam were arrested in October and face up to 20 years in prison. The news report, from the Hubei People’s Broadcasting Station, calls the dissidents "evildoers" and accuses them of damaging power facilities, "indulging in swindling and robbery, hindering the performance of public affairs, provoking disputes and spreading obscene videotapes."
Canadian company to help displace over 1 million Chinese from their homes crown corporation expected
(November 7, 1995) Monenco Agra, a subsidiary of Calgary-based Agra Industries Ltd., plans to help the Chinese government displace more than one million people to make way for the Three Gorges dam.
Chinese leader will aid Chretien award contracts to supporters of the controversial Three Gorges dam
(October 12, 1995) Chinese Premier Li Peng is expected to lend a helping hand to Prime Minister Jean Chretien tomorrow in his bid to secure business for Canadian firms in the construction of China’s Three Gorges dam.