Transforms Commemoration

A moment of meeting and implementation to date on the activities of the various movements that are working against the hydroelectric projects of HidroAysen (Endesa and Colbun) in Baker and Pascua, and energy Austral (Xstrata Copper) in the Raven, rivers in various locations in the Region of Aysen was the main outcome of the commemoration in the Patagonia of the day world of action against dams in Patagoniafor rivers, water and life, Sunday, March 28 and which this year took place in the sector of El Manzano, 25 kilometres north of Cochrane. Almost a hundred people came to the place, from Puerto Aysen (Colectivo Wallmapu), Coyhaique (Coalition Aysen Reserva life), Chile Chico (grouping environmental Antukulef), Puerto Guadal, Cochrane, Bahia Murta (grouping of defenders of the basin of the Murta), Santiago (Patagonia Defense Council) and other locations in the area and the country, and even foreigners, in addition to representatives of the Tehuelches youth national grouping. All in order to share information and experiences, camping much of them on Saturday in the same place. On the occasion, the Attorney of the Council of defence of Patagonia, Macarena Soler, reported on the legal strategies that are being developed at regional, national and international levels to stop both the dams of power Austral of HidroAysen, pointing out in particular about the latter submitted to environmental impact assessment a bad project, which does not meet in any way a good analysis of the baseline. And as this does not happen, nor is able to define what are the impacts of your project in the ecosystem, in people, in the various aspects that must cover an environmental impact study. He said that before this what we are doing is to urge the authority repeatedly, in each instance, to reject a bad project that would bring dire consequences not only environmentally but also security not being analyzed the geological themes, volcano, of (emptying of glacier lakes) glofs, of flora and fauna, as well as not adequately evaluated the relocation nor noted what would happen with the public, hospital infrastructure.