(January 26, 2009) Christian Klose, a geophysical hazards research scientist from Columbia University in New York, says geophysical data suggests that the Zipingpu dam reservoir — just a few kilometers from the epicenter of China’s great quake of 2008 — likely triggered the deadly quake and explains how it happened.
(November 26, 2008) The Asian Development Bank, Chinese banks, and Indian firms are using foreign aid to build a mega-dam in Nepal where experts say an earthquake is likely. Nepal’s Federation of Water and Energy Users says the decision bypassed Parliament, violates the constitution and the human rights of Nepalese. Meanwhile, local micro-hydro operators are churning out cheaper, reliable, aid-free power.
URGENT ACTION: Proposed Patagonia dams Created 11/19/2008 – 13:47 Probe International Friday, November 21, 2008 Canada’s national pension plan (CPP) is a co-owner ofChile’s electricity transmission company, Transelec, and may soon […]
(November 7, 2008) Hundreds of villager continued their protests Thursday over their exclusion from the Asian Development Bank’s emergency food distributions in 200 communes around the Tonle Sap Lake and in Oddar Meanchey province, human rights workers said.
(November 18, 2008) These maps show the location of the five dams proposed for the Baker and Pascua Rivers, in Chile’s XI Region, Aysen General Carlos Ibanez del Campo.
(November 14, 2008) Read these recent articles referring to the HidroAysen mega project planned for the Chilean Patagonia.
(November 13, 2008) A list of contact information for the groups forming the Chilean Patagonia Defence Council – a coalition in opposition to the cascade of five dams planned for Chile’s Aysen region in the Patagonia.
(October 30, 2008) A recent poll by the Center for Studies in Contemporary Reality (CERC) suggests that a slim majority of Chileans continue to oppose energy company HidroAysén’s multi-billion-dollar plan to build five large-scale dams in Patagonia.
(October 27, 2008) The controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric dam project proposed for southern Chile’s Patagonia will put numerous native species at risk, according to a report by the Oregon-based Conservation Biology Institute (CBI). Threatened species include salmon on the Baker River, the torrent duck and Chile’s emblematic huemul deer.
(December 21, 1995) The United States Export-Import Bank could decide next week whether to subsidize corporate America’s involvement in China’s controversial Three Gorges dam. The bank’s board of executive directors is expected to vote on the project once the current budget impasse is resolved.
(October 19, 2008) Sarah Larraín calls HidroAysén’s EIS “a complete fraud"
(October 16, 2008) A leading Chilean environmental activist, Juan Pablo Orrego will share his analysis of hydroelectric mega-projects proposed for Chilean Patagonia, and will also explore the broader context of economic and political power that shapes energy policy in Chile and contrains opportunities for meaningful democratic process on environmental questions.
(October 12, 2008) Environment Minister Ana Lya Uriarte: “EIS isn’t up to snuff”
(September 17, 2008) In addition to displacing 14 families and flooding major sections of Region XI’s Baker and Pascua river valleys, the controversial HidroAysén dam project – by the company’s own admission – looks to encroach on a nearby national park. HidroAysén is a joint entity created in 2006 by Spanish- Italian electricity giant Endesa and Chilean utility Colbún. HidroAysén project would flood portions of the Baker river valley.
(August 22, 2008) Members of the umbrella group Patagonia Defense Council joined in Region XI’s Coyhaique on Thursday to demand that the regional Environmental Commission (CONAMA de Aysén) completely discard a 10,500 page environmental impact assessment (EIA) that the controversial multinational energy conglomerate HidroAysén submitted the week before.