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Chile: Court blocks construction of coal power plant for environmental reasons, says companies can resubmit environmental impact assessment

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Author: Marcelo Mendoza, El Mostrador

La Tercera Sala de la Corte Suprema, por unanimidad, ratificó el fallo de la Corte de Apelaciones en el sentido de acoger un recurso de protección presentado por la comunidad pidiendo la paralización del megaproyecto termoeléctrico Central Castilla, y un puerto que se construiría para él…Esto significa que el proyecto energético…debe paralizarse y, si quiere seguir adelante, debe presentarse un nuevo EIA…Se trata de un fallo sin precedentes por las implicancias que acarrea…para la Central Castilla como para HidroAysén, porque el argumento jurídico para su paralización debería correr para ambos casos. Y es inapelable…

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30 August 2012

Chile court blocks Batista’s coal power project

Author: Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering International

Chile has blocked the construction of a $5bn coal power plant due to environmental reasons. Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista had planned to construct the 2100 MW plant in order to support the country’s copper industry, which has been hampered by soaring energy costs. The court...said Eon [E.ON] and MPX, Mr Batista’s power company, could still resubmit a more comprehensive study, assessing the environmental impact of the project as a whole.

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