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#15852 - 08/16/02 06:09 PM Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
munichchick Offline

Read this link! It is outrages how the Belize government is handling this dam project. I would not call this democracy.

#15853 - 08/17/02 03:16 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
mddev Offline
Tahnks for keeping us all updated on this. Why it's taking so long to put a stop to this is ridiculous. This is definately a "no brainer". It seems as if the people are finally getting listened to, if only a little at a time.

#15854 - 08/18/02 05:25 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
Enigma Offline
It's not outrageous...it's typical.
It will be interesting to see WHO in the government and the Belize Judicial system will take a stand and be counted.

When is the next election? LOL

#15855 - 08/19/02 12:25 AM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
ScubaLdy Offline
Thanks Muni -
It's good to stay on top of things like this.
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#15856 - 08/20/02 08:32 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
sweetjane Offline
(please take this in the tone it is meant)

if you don't like it, DO SOMETHING.

sitting shaking your head doesn't help.

munichchick & i (among others) signed a petition & keep informed. see my 'fortis & the dam' link i bumped up here.

you can get as involved as you want, but don't cry the blues to me if you do nothing and the dam happens.

#15857 - 08/20/02 10:44 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
Enigma Offline
Jane I applaud your efforts to "do something". Besides signing a petition, what else do you think "we the people" can do?

#15858 - 08/21/02 06:09 AM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
trina Offline
Yes, I signed the petition too, a while ago. The website, stopfortis.org, has many updates and info, including the address to send a letter of protest to the fortis CEO. Fortis is the Canadian company which wants to build the hydorelectric dam in Belize. Also, you can get involved in such groups in the US as the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Wildlife Fund, which is also involved in averting the "dam disaster". As a non-citizen, I think that's what we can do. I might add that I really agree with Jane on this. As a community activist in my neighborhood and city, I really try to get involved in issues, write letters, go to meetings, etc. We may not always be able to change the world, but you would amazed at the "ripple effect" one's constructive words, actions, letters and opinions can have.

[This message has been edited by trina (edited 08-20-2002).]

#15859 - 08/21/02 06:49 AM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
Enigma Offline
Thanks Trina. Sounds like a good plan.
However...I'm not in the states.
And....one more time....this is not the states. Unfortunately....things don't work the same way here.

There are groups that will ban together for a cause and that's good, but the bottom line will be either politics or money.

Sad but true.

#15860 - 08/21/02 05:23 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
trina Offline
People banding together for a cause IS politics, or a form OF politics. Sometimes, that's how any great social cause or change gets acccomplished. Not just in the US, but worldwide. Who would ever think that Nelson Mandela, after being in prison for 25+ years, would be freed and become South Africa's president? Nobody probably. But he did it.

[This message has been edited by trina (edited 08-21-2002).]

#15861 - 08/21/02 07:08 PM Re: Chalillo Dam Project Controversy Update!
mddev Offline
The more people that get involved and are "in the know" about this the better. I signed the petition about a year ago and also sent e-mails to alot of people I work with. Any of you constantly e-mailing aroung jokes at work? Try sending the petition address to friends that you think might at least take the time to sign.

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