27 January 2011

Mexican Lawmakers Call for the Immediate Suspension of the Cerro de Oro Hydroelectric Project

On Wednesday, Mexican lawmakers called upon the State Governor of Oaxaca to suspend the Cerro de Oro Hydroelectric Project. The call comes in support of indigenous communities in the Project area who filed a complaint to a U.S. government agency financing the Project based on concerns about the Project’s impacts on their drinking water, livelihoods, health, and environment. Although construction began last year, local residents have not been fully informed or consulted regarding the Project and its impacts.

Read full press release here.