(October 25, 2009) The Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO) is back in court over the muddy discharges from the Chalillo dam into the Macal and Belize rivers.
(October 15, 2009) The Belize government has issued a press release with the results from water tests on the Macal River. The tests were performed on August 18th, after photographs were released showing the Chalillo dam on the Macal River discharging sediment-laden water.
(October 16, 2009) Belize Institute of Environmental Law and Policy (BELPO) has filed an application to Belize Supreme Court for an injunction to stop the sediment discharges from the Canadian owned Chalillo dam on the Macal River.
Stop polluting Belize’s tropical rivers and stop the smokescreen, Probe International tells Fortis Inc.
(September 30, 2009) International aid and trade watchdog, Probe International, is asking Stanley Marshall, President and CEO of the Newfoundland-based power company Fortis Inc., to start accounting to the people of Belize and its shareholders about contamination of the Macal and Belize Rivers in Belize by the company’s Chalillo dam.
(September 30, 2009) Letter from Probe International to Stanley Marshall, President and CEO of the Newfoundland-based power company Fortis Inc., asking him to start accounting to the people of Belize and its shareholders about the contamination of the Macal River in Belize by the company’s Chalillo dam.
(September 4, 2009) Newfoundland-based Fortis Inc. shocks river with sediment discharges from Chalillo dam, threatens public health, river ecology and the Belize barrier reef.
(September 3, 2009) The Chalillo Dam on the Macal River in Belize is facing renewed criticism after a local watchdog group released photographs that show the dam is discharging discoloured orange-brown sediment-laden water, polluting downstream users and threatening the river’s ecology and ocean reefs where it empties into the Caribbean Sea.
(August 12, 2009) Memo from Dr. Guy R. Lanza to BELPO concerning the discolouration of the Macal River in August 2009.
(June 15, 2009) Canadian-owned power utility Belize Electricity Limited, blocked media from its annual general meeting in Belize last week. The company owned by Fortis of Newfoundland blames Belize’s Public Utilities Commission for its;$10.8 million loss on record earnings of $176 million (Belize dollars) last year.
(May 4, 2009) In the tiny Central American country of Belize (population 300,000) there once was a forested river valley where scarlet macaws nested in giant quamwood trees and jaguars roamed, undisturbed by chainsaws and bulldozers.
(May 14, 2003) At a shareholders’ meeting in Newfoundland today, environmentalists will challenge plans by TSE-listed power company, Fortis Inc., to build a hydro dam in Belize’s rainforest.
May 2, 2006 Fortis monopoly fails to deliver low-cost power, environmental compliance. At today’s annual meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canadian power giant, Fortis, will inform shareholders of its record earnings in […]
True, Fortis narrowly
escaped an injunction to stop construction of the Chalillo dam. Three
out of five judges decided the Belizean government’s environmental
approval of the dam was not illegal, just flawed.
After years of alleged
financial mismanagement and corruption by the People’s United Party,
civil unrest broke out in the capital city of Belize in January,
provoked by the release of a new national budget with significant tax
A closely guarded and secret archaeological
survey of the Chalillo dam site reveals that hundreds of Mayan
structures, many unique in the Mayan world, will be totally destroyed
and gone forever when the ill-conceived Chalillo dam is completed and