Murta Association

A moment of meeting and update on the activities of the different movements in different locations in the Aysen Region are working against HidroAysen hydroelectric projects (Endesa and Colbun) in the Baker and Pascua Rivers and Southern Energy ( Xstrata Copper) at the Raven, was the main outcome of the commemoration at the Patagonia World Day of Action Against Dams in Patagonia, for Rivers, Water and Life, on Sunday 28 March this year was developed in the area of El Manzano, 25 km north of Cochrane. Almost a hundred people came to the place, from Puerto Aysen (Collective Wallmapu), Coyhaique (Aysen Life Reserve Coalition), Chile Chico (Environmental Association Antukulef), Puerto Guadal, Cochrane, Bahia Murta (Association of Defenders of Cuenca the Murta), Santiago (Council for the Defense of Patagonia) and other towns in the area and the country, and even foreigners, as well as representatives National Association Young Tehuelches. All in order to share information and experiences, many of them camping out Saturday in the same place. On occasion, the attorney of the Defense Council of Patagonia, Macarena Soler, reported on the legal strategies being developed at regional, national and international levels to stop both dams as HidroAysen Southern Energy, noting in particular on the last that "introduced environmental impact assessment a bad project is not satisfied in any way a good analysis of the baseline. And it is not, nor is it able to define what are the impacts of their project on the ecosystem in people, in various aspects to be covered by an environmental impact study. " He noted that before this, "what we are doing is urging the authorities repeatedly, in every instance, to reject a bad project that would have disastrous consequences in terms not only environmental but also security by not geological topics to be analyzed, volcanic, of glofs (emptying of glacial lakes), flora and fauna, nor relocation to be properly evaluated or observed what would happen to public infrastructure, hospital.