Chile dams will bring social and environmental destruction

Guardian: An environmental activist at a rally after Chile's regional environmental commission approved a hydro-power dam project. Photograph: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters A massive hydroelectric project was approved last Monday in Chile after three years of evaluations and big controversy. The project involves the construction of five hydroelectric power stations in two of the most untouched and wildest rivers in the world – the Baker and the Pascua rivers. HidroAysén project will dam around 6,000 hectares......

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