Over 300 dams have been proposed throughout the Amazon basin, with more than half sited in the Brazilian Amazon.
An area two times larger than California has been registered as ‘under consideration’ for mining.
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To date, implementation of these projects has been hindered by environmental restrictions.
Adoption of PEC 65 would open the door to developers, allowing megaprojects to be implemented with insufficient environmental impact assessment.
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The amendment, known as PEC 65, would abolish Brazil’s environmental licensing process for infrastructure projects, such as Amazon dams and mines.
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