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[DOC] Federal judge suspends construction of the La Parota hydroelectric project [Mexico]

Author: Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) & Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), Published on: 22 August 2007

On August 14th, a federal judge...ordered the temporary suspension of all work related to the La Parota Hydroelectric Project, in response to an...injunction filed by small-scale farmers in the Community of Common Goods of Cacahuatepec. The farmers are represented by the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA). The judge granted the suspension to prevent irreversible damage to the farmers’ constitutional rights to a healthy environment, a fair trail, and adequate judicial protection...Once completed, this dam...will flood approximately 41,000 acres of land, affecting more than 25,000 small farmers...“...If the dam is constructed, the farmers would...be displaced from their town...” explains Astrid Puentes Riaño, Legal Director of AIDA. [refers to Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)]

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Related companies: Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)