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  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian federal court last week suspended the operating license for the controversial 11,000-megawatt, $26 billion USD Belo Monte hydropower facility in Para state. In her decision, Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo of the
  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) has decided not to grant an environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River in the
  • 26 Apr 2016- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil The Brazilian government on April 22nd suspended the environmental license for the 6.1-gigawatt, $8.3 billion USD São Luiz do Tapajós hydropower dam on the Tapajós River, due to its potential negative impacts on the indigenous
  • 20 Apr 2016- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Six hundred indigenous Peruvians from a number of communities in Loreto state have taken over state-owned oil company Petroperú’s base in the Marañon district. They said Petroperú had violated agreements it made last month to compensate them
  • 10 Mar 2016- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the Wampis indigenous group in Peru’s Loreto state have released eight hostages they had been holding since March 6th, after the community reached an agreement with state-owned Petroperú and the National Civil Defense Institute
  • 8 Mar 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Members of the indigenous Wampis community in Peru have taken eight people hostage to demand help from the federal government in the wake of an oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline last month. Reuters quoted German Velasquez,
  • 15 Jan 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALTAMIRA, Brazil A Brazilian judge this week suspended the operating license for the contentious Belo Monte hydropower dam. The order from Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo of the Federal Court in Altamira, Para state, came just a week before the
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TORONTO, Ontario, Canada Canada’s Supreme Court on September 4th ruled that a group of Ecuadorian villagers can sue US oil giant Chevron in Canada as part of their effort to collect a $9.5 billion USD judgment for environmental damage in the Amazon
  • 17 Jun 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Brazilian federal prosecutors have recommended that efforts to remove families living at the site of the massive Belo Monte Dam project on the Xingu River in Para state be suspended, saying the company building the hydropower dam had
  • 1 Apr 2015- 10:32 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY CSRWire A new forensic analysis appears to completely undermine the testimony of Chevron’s star witness in the Ecuador pollution case and suggests the oil company falsified evidence about the authorship of the Ecuador trial judgment to evade
  • 11 Mar 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Argentinian oil company Pluspetrol will have to pay nearly $12 million USD in fines for pollution in the Loreto area in the Peruvian Amazon. The company faces eight separate fines for failing to take appropriate remediation measures and for
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report BRASILIA, Brazil Mongabay A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of an additional 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a new study published by
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The government of Peru has declared a health emergency in the basins of four rivers in the Peruvian Amazon. A decree issued last week calls for immediate action to address contamination of water sources used for human consumption by indigenous
  • 4 Feb 2014- 09:40 by Local Press Report PARIS Prensa Latina Representatives of the victims of the contamination caused by U.S Chevron-Texaco Co. to Ecuador denounced today that company's lack of willingness to assume its environmental responsibilities and comply with the ruling. In statements
  • 26 Nov 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Nations that work together on trans-boundary water issues have better overall cooperation than nations that do not discuss water sharing, according to a new tool and report released this week by Mumbai-based think tank the Strategic

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