I just sent a letter to Minister Carlos Ayres Britto, Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court, in support of the rights of the indigenous people of the Xingu who are fighting for their survival in the face of the monstrous Belo Monte Dam. I asked him to uphold the landmark decision of the regional court on August 14th that overturned approval of the license to build Belo Monte.
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August 25, 2012
Brazil's Indigenous vs. Belo Monte Dam
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.