Recommendations by the Federal Public Ministry, the indigenous agency (FUNAI) and technicians of the environmental agency paralyze the construction of the hydroelectric powerplant project planned for the Tapajós river. [:]
Peru is planning a series of huge hydroelectric dams on the 1,700-kilometer (1,056-mile) Marañón River, which begins in the Peruvian Andes and is the main source of the Amazon River.
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted a license to install the Hydroelectric Plant of São Manoel, planned at the Teles Pires River, at the border between Mato Grosso and Pará.
The federal court rejected the prosecutor’s request to suspend construction, and did the same for a request for compensation to indigenous from Volta Grande do Xingu.
Brazil has, by hydropower in the current conditions, one of the cheapest sources and the Brazilian people pays the most expensive rates in the world.