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Patagonia Dam CANCELED!

After an eight-year struggle, Chile’s grassroots and environmental movements have successfully won the rejection of five planned megadams on two Patagonian rivers! From International Rivers: ¡Chao HidroAysén! Mon, 06/09/2014 By Emily Jovais It’s not every day we celebrate a victory as significant and hard-won as today’s triumph in the eight-year campaign to protect Chilean Patagonia […]

Can anyone even imagine a US or Canadian court affirming this principle? From Cultural Survival: In a groundbreaking decision, the Constitutional Court of Guatemala ruled last week that community consultations against mining projects should be considered as binding legal decisions. The government is now obligated to respect the results of consultas populares or community referendums […]

Plans to build a new I-5 bridge across the Columbia River inPortland, OR have been abandoned! This Corridors of the Future project had initially been identified as a critical part of expanding U.S. trade infrastructure. Congratulations to the opposition for burying the project with a coalition including everyone from climate activists to fiscal conservatives . […]

From the LA Times: By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times June 23, 2013, 6:35 p.m. More than 90 years ago the San Clemente Dam rose on what John Steinbeck called in a novel “a lovely little river” that “has everything a river should have.” These days, that’s not so true of the Carmel River, which […]

From the Earth First! Newswire: By Skyler Simmons, Southern Appalachians EF! Newswire Correspondent It has been a long, hard fight but residents of the small coalfields town of Appalachia, VA can breathe a little easier after the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME) for the second time rejected a mountaintop removal mine permit […]

From BBC News: The Dominican Republic government has rejected a request by Glencore Xstrata to explore nickel in a mountainous area of the country. The Loma Miranda project would have a negative impact on communities living there, the authorities said. The area, in central Vega province, is mostly covered by tropical forest. The Dominican Republic […]

Three down, three to go! From Columbia River Keeper: Citizen across the Northwest can breathe easier today. Caving under the pressure of overwhelming public opposition, Kinder Morgan announced its decision to walk away from plans for a massive coal export terminal near Clatskanie, Oregon along the Columbia River. The announcement is sending shockwaves across the […]

From Bangor Daily News, by way of the Earth First! Newswire: SEARSPORT, Maine — Opponents of a controversial liquid propane gas terminal and storage tank project reacted with cheers and relief Tuesday to the news that the developers are withdrawing their application. … DCP Midstream first approached the town of Searsport about building the project — […]

From Survival International: The Argentine gas giant Pluspetrol has publicly backtracked on plans to expand the notorious Camisea gas project in southeast Peru into one of the most biodiverse places on earth, following a shock exposure this week by The Guardian newspaper and Survival International. The company has released a statement in which it admitted […]

There’s more than one way to stop a mega-project! From the National Post (Canada): In early 2011, while visiting our relatives’ farm near Melancthon in Dufferin County, Ont., my wife and I learned about the now infamous “mega quarry” proposal tabled by The Highland Companies, which were looking to turn the area’s rolling hills into […]

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