Brazil: Legal war on Belo Monte dam

Rainforest News: Last week a judge blocked construction of the Belo Monte dam, saying it did not meet environmental standards. But a higher court on Thursday said there was no need for all conditions to be met in order for work to begin. Critics say the project threatens wildlife and will make thousands of people homeless. The Monte Belo dam is a cornerstone of President Dilma Rousseff's plan to upgrade Brazil's energy infrastructure. Licences still have to be granted for the actual building of the plant, but......

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