Amazon dam opposed by local tribes halted by Brazil environmental agency
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Plans for an 8,000 megawatt hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest have been halted after backers fail to supply the necessary environmental impact study. The proposed São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) dam, fiercely opposed by local tribes, would have flooded 145 square miles of land currently occupied by 12,000 Manduruku indians. Brazil’s environmental protection agency, IBAMA, cancelled development plans on Thursday, citing the absence of required reports on the social and environmental...