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.
November 25, 2015
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted on Tuesday (24) the environmental license for the Belo Monte dam to begin operation in Para State.
January 16, 2016
A Brazilian court has suspended the operating licence for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world’s largest, just weeks before its owner, planned to start electricity generation, prosecutors said.