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GOOD NEWS! Judge: Work Must Halt on Monster Dam, Belo Monte

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, native rights, indigenous peoples rights, GoodNews, Belo Monte Dam, government, green, world, protection, humans, habitat, conservation, forests, nature, politics )

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The decades-long fight over Brazilian megadam, the Belo Monte, has taken another U-turn after a judge ordered work to stop immediately since the dam would devastate vital fishing grounds for local people.


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Elizabeth P (99)
Friday September 30, 2011, 9:12 am
Good news,for people. I hope that dam dose'nt go up.

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Friday September 30, 2011, 11:47 am
Noted. Thank you.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday September 30, 2011, 4:32 pm
Thanks so much for putting this on.....I've been sort of keeping track of this story and I'm delighted to read this!

Delliana Ofthesea (241)
Friday September 30, 2011, 4:47 pm
Good, the land and the people there have suffered enough already!

Monica D (580)
Friday September 30, 2011, 6:00 pm
Good news.

Myron Scott (70)
Friday September 30, 2011, 7:51 pm
Best news this week, or last.

Patricia N (9)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 1:16 am
It sure is good to see some justice in this world of ours. Gives one hope.

Angelo Frei (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 5:59 am

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 9:21 am
Noted with relief! I hope the dam is stopped.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 9:37 am
great news, thanks so much :)

Robert O (12)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 10:17 am
Awesome news! Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 10:29 am
Good news is always very welcome round these parts, so thankyou very much.

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 11:25 am
Great news!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 12:02 pm
Great to read ab. this :-)
Thank You, Cal 4 this very one.

Julija S (87)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 12:14 pm

Christophe Bazin (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 12:14 pm
That's an awesome news.Thank you Cal.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 1:11 pm
Thanks love good news !!!!

Lisa N (207)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 1:39 pm
Very encouraging news, signed many a petition against this enviromental disaster!

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 1:39 pm
Thank you for posting Cal. Have been trying to keep up with the news of this dam.
So delighted that a halt has been put on the construction and sure hope it sticks.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 1:46 pm
So action really DOES work!

Jane H (139)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 2:48 pm
This is good news---let's hope the appeal sides with this judge!

Lin Penrose (92)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 3:57 pm
Thanks & Noted Cal. Reading your posts on this for a while and signing petitions related. While this is excellent news, I wonder what the immediate life-span of the judge is, pessimist/party pooper that I am. Appeal to whom?

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 4:13 pm
This is the direction have hoped Brazil would go in to value the land and it's people over and above the quick profits from industry at perhaps the permanent loss of it's beauty and glory the lives of it's own people.

Andrea Connelly (94)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 4:47 pm
Carlos Castro Martins, I would name my next child were I still in the child bearing years. What a man!!!
Bravo for the decent people of Brazil and of the people of the world opposing this horrifying project.
I trust, China is on the right, I mean the good side on this one, at least this one time!!!.

rose s (239)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 4:51 pm
ty ...noted

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 4:56 pm
Great news.

pam w (139)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 4:59 pm
VERY good news!

Kate Kenner (215)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 5:17 pm
Very good! The only only ones who should be building dams are beavers. Thank good ness for this smart judge.

David C (111)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 7:46 pm
I agree, the beavers should be in charge....

Colleen L (3)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 10:00 pm
Great news. Thanks Cal

reft h (66)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 11:00 pm
good news. noted

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 11:54 pm
Another reversal. It just shows that one should not praise or condemn the day until it is over!
Good to see that there is such a brave judge in the world.

Jana Repova (65)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 3:05 am
Hurray! Thanks for sharing!

Sunday October 2, 2011, 3:36 am
noted with hope
thank you!

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 7:39 am
This is the only way things can happen that is important people like this step up to the plate and stop it but let us see if it is forever and ever that is what really has to happen but for right not it is so wonderful to hear for all the animals and humans that will be effected.

Carlene V (202)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 7:53 am
Thanks Cal, this is such good news. Hope they can stop it altogether.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 8:43 am
Thanks Cal!

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 11:45 am
Great news! Thanks for sharing it, Cal!

Elizabeth Brawn (25)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 11:55 am
this is good news

thank you for sharing

Elizabeth Brawn (25)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 11:57 am
please let us not forget about this, in case they decide to build it regardless or the judge overturns his decision.......we must keep an eye on this....those companies are quite ruthless

Charlene Rush (2)
Sunday October 2, 2011, 1:34 pm
Sometimes, we are so spontaneous in criticizing other countries for doing exactly, what we have done here, in the U.S.A.

There are positive results from dams, but, the negative results can not be left out of the equation.
Why go back to the old methods, when, clean energy is on the horizon?

Pat Vee (13)
Monday October 3, 2011, 2:17 am
This is great news thank you Cal,again this news gives me hope.

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Monday October 3, 2011, 4:27 am
Indeed, I can only agree to the comments above that this is very good news. However, I expect that the political and economic elites will not only appeal but also go ahead with the construction. The dam will give them much profit while being destructive to indigenous people and nature - both of whom they are not concerned about. To prove that, I thought I should quote from the article:

"Brazil's environmental agency, IBAMA, signed off on the dam. However IBAMA president, Curt Trennepohl, recently told an Australian news program that his job was not to protect the environment, but "to minimize the impact". When thinking that the microphones were off Trennepohl also told the reporter that Brazil would do to its indigenous people what Australia had done to theirs. Critics called Trennepohl's statement a 'proclamation of genocide'. "
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