The license for hydroelectrics Jirau and San Antonio was denied in 2007 by a technical board of IBAMA, considering them unsustainable. Then there were layoffs at the top of IBAMA and the Ministry of Environment.
March 26, 2014
Reports and documents produced by Brazilian and Bolivian experts, warned of the impacts that both hydroelectric power would produce.
March 13, 2014
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.
March 20, 2014
In 2007, IBAMA did not want to license the plants on the Madeira. Heads rolled and the plants left. Now, are suspected to worsen flooding in the region.