Tussle over Amazon dam
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.