Chile approves $7bn hydroelectric dam in Patagonian wilderness

Associated Press: A hydroelectric dam in Chile. The government has approved a project to build five dams on two of Patagonia's rivers. A $7bn (£4.2bn) project to dam two of the world's wildest rivers for electricity won environmental approval on Monday from a Chilean government commission, despite a groundswell of opposition. The commissioners – all political appointees in President Sebastián Piñera's government – concluded a three-year environmental review by approving five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers......

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