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Victory for the Munduruku - São Luiz do Tapajós Hydrodam Cancelled 

Victory for the Munduruku - São Luiz do Tapajós Hydrodam Cancelled 

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The Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced that the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned on one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon, has been cancelled. Without the license, the approval process for the megadam cannot move forward.
If allowed, the mega dam would have caused irreversible damage to the environment and the Munduruku people’s way of life.
More than 1.2 million people around the world joined the Munduruku to say no to the SLT dam and pressure multinational companies like Siemens to distance themselves from the project.
In addition to the São Luiz do Tapajós, there are 42 hydrodam projects planned in the Tapajós basin and hundreds earmarked in the Amazon, part of an aggressive economic model that fails to consider the critical importance of protecting the Amazon forest and its inhabitants. Previous dams built in the Amazon had significant negative impacts on communities, the environment and have been mired in corruption scandals. 
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