One hundred fishermen affected by the construction of the hydroelectric Belo Monte in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon blocked a stretch of the Trans-Amazon highway on Tuesday.
September 24, 2014
In a letter to world leaders at the UN Climate Summit in New York, a group of over 50 organizations stated that large dams built in the tropics as part of the hydroelectric plants do not generate clean energy.
October 5, 2015
If Brazilian government gives the operating license to the hydroelectric and the 11 dam gates are closed, there will be 80% less water in Volta Grande. The natural cycle of ebbs and flows will no longer be the same.
October 9, 2015
The president of the institution responsible for environment and natural resources of Brazil said that the licensing process is ahead and denied that IBAMA has rejected the operating license of the plant.