Tus­sle over Ama­zon dam

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A BRAZIL­IAN judge on Thurs­day over­turned a lower court rul­ing that sus­pended work on a hy­dro­elec­tric dam in the Ama­zon state of Para. Fed­eral judge Ron­aldo Desterro ruled last week that Brazil’s en­vi­ron­men­tal agency had erred when it ap­proved work to be­gin on the Belo Monte dam. He said 29 en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions had not been met. Judge Olindo Menezes of a higher court over­turned the sus­pen­sion, say­ing there was no need for all the con­di­tions to be met be­fore con­struc­tion be­gins.

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