Judge Revokes Mining License in Brazilian Amazon

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  • JULY 1, 2014
  • CHRISTIAN POIRIER

“Long besieged communities along the “Big Bend” of the Xingu River in Brazil’s Amazon can breathe easier after a groundbreaking judgment last week that revoked the license to drill from Canadian mining company Belo Sun. Citing Belo Sun’s failure to assess the impacts of its planned mega-mine on nearby indigenous communities, a federal judge rescinded the company’s environmental and provisional licenses, putting the brakes on yet another Amazon extractive industry tragedy.”

 

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