The proposed dams would adversely affect people living in the area but only benefit those in large cities thousands of kilometers away.
International Rivers is fighting dams proposed on the Baker and Pascua rivers in southern Chile. The company HidroAysén is proposing to build three dams that would flood nearly 15,000 acres of globally rare forest ecosystems and some of the most productive agricultural land in the area.
International Rivers is working tirelessly to expose the problems with HidroAysén, as well as to propose alternatives that would offer sustainable development for Chile. Studies have found that HidroAysén is not necessary to meet Chile's future energy needs. Investment in more efficient use of electricity, together with renewable sources such as solar, geothermal and wind, would ensure a sustainable energy future for Chile.
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