(October 1, 1996) The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has cancelled plans to purchase electricity from the Nam Theun 2 hydro dam, reports the Bangkok daily, The Nation. EGAT’s announcement may be the final blow for the dam’s developers, who have sunk US$30 million into the project so far but have failed to secure either World Bank or commercial financing.
Canada’s engineering giants are vying to destroy Southeast Asia’s Mekong river, which 100 million people depend on for theri livelihoods. With Canadian aid, they may succeed.
In an extraordinary move, more than 50 prominent Chinese writers, academics and former government officials have written to the Chinese government warning that archeological sites and cultural relics "are about to be destroyed on a large scale" by the Three Gorges dam.
(August 27, 1996) The Nam Theun-Hinboun hydropower project in Laos will cut off the water supply of Asian elephants, tigers, and numerous other animal species and threaten a national biodiversity conservation area, according to a report by Norplan, a Norwegian engineering firm.
Hydro dam will destroy Laotian fishery but companies and aid agencies won’t be held responsible for damage, says report
(August 21, 1996) Hydro dam will destroy Laotian fishery but companies and aid agencies won’t be held responsible for damage, says report.
(August 8, 1996) Asian Development Bank’s analysis of project seriously flawed
Economic Critique of Nam Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project and Electricity Development in Laos: An alternative development
(June 5, 1996) This report was prepared at the request of Probe International. The purpose of the report is to address the process of electricity development in Laos and to propose an alternative approach.
US Export-Import Bank rejects involvement in Three Gorges dam decision applauded by environmental groups worldwide.
The United States Export-Import Bank will announce Thursday whether or not it will finance corporate America’s involvement in China’s massive Three Gorges dam.
(May 28, 1996) To read Gráinne Ryder’s report on the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project.
(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;
Canada’s #1 threat to the global environment is trying to muzzle Probe International and its support
(March 21, 1996) Canada’s Export Development Corporation has quickly become Canada’s #1 threat to the global environment, and it is determined to stop the attention Probe International and its supporters have been giving it.