Chilean Patagonia spared from US$10 billion mega-dam project

Guardian: The Chilean government yesterday rejected plans to build the HidroAysén mega-dam project on two of Patagonia’s wildest rivers, prompting jubilation among citizens and campaigners and one observer to herald it as the Chilean environmental movement’s “greatest triumph.” “All those things that people think about when they think of Patagonia would have been impacted,” Patricio Segura, from CODESA, a Patagonian NGO, told the Guardian. The decision was made by Chile’s highest administrative authority,......

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