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28 Feb 2011

Amy Fallon, The Guardian

Brazilian judge blocks plans for construction of Belo Monte dam

Plans for the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rainforest have been suspended by a Brazilian judge over environmental concerns. The proposal to build Belo Monte…has sparked protests in Brazil and abroad because of its impact on the environment and native Indian tribes in the area…[E]nvironmental requirements for the project…included contingency plans to assure transportation along rivers where the dam is expected to reduce the water level sharply. [refers to Energy, Norte Energia, Alstom]

Part of the following timelines

Brazil: Judge suspends Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Amazon rainforest over indigenous rights, environmental concerns

Consórcio Norte Energia lawsuit (re Belo Monte dam in Brazil)