AGU enters with the Supreme Court to resume work on the plant of Belo Monte

AGU enters with the Supreme Court to resume work on the plant of Belo Monte

The action will be reviewed by the Minister Carlos Ayres Britto. Judge claims that the Indians were not heard

Edson Luiz

Publication: 8/25/2012 11:44 Update:

The Government appealed again to the decision of Justice to suspend the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, at para. On Thursday night, the Attorney-General of the Union (AGU) has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court (STF) asking for it to be overturned the stoppage, given on the last day 14 by federal judge Souza prudent, the Federal Regional Court (TRF) of the 1st region. The magistrate’s claim is that the Indians of the region were not consulted about the venture. The action is being considered by the President of the Court, Minister Carlos Ayres Britto. There is still no forecast for response.

Obra tem gerado disputas judiciais desde 2005. Atualmente, o Ibama está impedido de concluir o licenciamento (Valter Campanato/ABr)
Work has generated litigation since 2005. Currently, the Ibama is prevented from completing the licensing

Since it announced in 2005, the plant of Belo Monte became a centre of controversy and legal disputes between the Government and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office. The latest clash occurred on day 14, when the MPF filed an action in FEDERAL COURT to prevent the Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (Ibama) pursue administrative actions for the environmental licensing of works of the plant. This time, the prosecutors in Pará claimed that the Government was violating Conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) by the fact that indigenous communities and residents of the region affected by the works have not been heard.

http://www.correiobraziliense.com.br/app/noticia/brasil/2012/08/25/interna_brasil,319080/agu-entra-com-recurso-no-stf-para-retomar-obras-da-usina-de-belo-monte.shtml

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