May 5th, 2008
“Why Home Depot? Home Depot is the largest US customer of CMPC, the wood products company owned by the Matte Group conglomerate leading the controversial dam plans for Chile’s Baker and Pascua rivers. The Matte group hopes that its joint venture with European companies Enel and Endesa will ultimately reap huge profits by building two dams on the Baker River and three on the Pascua River and shipping electricity over 1,500 miles of clearcuts to Chile’s most populated and industrial region near the capital city of Santiago.”
As part of this campaign, International Rivers is encouraging people to email Home Depot.
See our prior Lowdown post on this issue.