Chile, Wind farm project approved despite opposition from local communities

Posted on August 4, 2011 • Filed under: Chile, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Indigenous Issues

The proposed wind farm project in Acunud, Chile was unanimously approved by the Commission of Environmental Assessment despite opposition by indigenous and local citizens informed Indigenous leaders arrived at the commissions office to demand an ecological impact study before the approval, which committee members appealed since it is not required by law. The project, with an expected cost of 235 million dollars, is to begin December 2012. Read article.

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