Approval for Belo Monte Dam

The Brazilian government has issued a partial installation license allowing the Belo Monte Dam to break ground on the Amazon’s Xingu River despite flagrant disregard for human rights and environmental legislation, the unwavering protests of civil society and condemnations by its Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF). The license was approved by Brazil’s environmental agency IBAMA despite evidence that the dam-building consortium Norte Energia (NESA) has failed to comply with social and environmental conditions required for an installation license. Read more