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Chile: Thermoelectric Plant is Approved Despite President's Promise

Today, the Regional Environmental Commission of Coquimbo (in Spanish, Comisión Regional del Medio Ambiente de Coquimbo) approved a project to build a thermoelectric power plant in Marine reserve Punta de Choros. Pablo Astudillo writes in his blog, Astu's Science Blog, about the project and its environmental implications; he also posts a video (with English subtitles) created by a citizen campaign [es] to raise awareness on the issue. Blogs de la República [es] and La Libélula [es] quote President Sebastián Piñera's promise to, “oppose all thermoelectric plants that seriously undermine nature, communities and quality of life.”

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