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La Lucha Sigue

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On May 9, 2011, the environmental regulatory agencies in the region of Aysén Chile approved the HidroAysén dam proposal. The decision is very controversial as the majority of Chileans across the country oppose the project. The struggle is far from over however. HidroAysén has many significant hurdles to overcome before starting construction on the dams. One involves the environmental review process for the 1500 miles of transmission lines required to deliver the power from the dams to the central grid. This process has not yet begun and could likely take years. If the delivery mechanism gets the environmental stamp of approval, HydroAysén still needs to raise the US $7 billion to build the project.

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The BBC ran an article that was picked up by AP and reprinted in papers across the US. Read the original article here:

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