Brazilian judge orders construction of Amazon dam to stop
Source: The Guardian
A Brazilian judge has ordered construction to be suspended on a controversial hydroelectric dam in the Amazon.
In his ruling, Judge Carlos Castro Martins said that all working on the Belo Monte dam that interfered with the natural course of the Xingu river should be halted because of the risk that fish stocks would be damaged.
The £7bn dam would reputedly be the third largest in the world, after China’s Three Gorges and the Itaipu project on the Brazil-Paraguay border.