News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.
Another busy year on the Marañón, some news good, some not so. The river still flows free, and resistance to destructive dams continues to grow so we have much to celebrate. Power to Tupen! Dam Updates: Project Lorena Advancing Project Veracruz Advancing with little resistance: Chillia Hydroelectric Project lodges EIA Marañón Conservation Areas Bosques Tropicales Estacionalmente [...]
In April 2017, the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) for Project Lorena was approved, giving Amazonas Energía S.A.C. ( subsidiary of Andrade Gutierrez, Brazil) the green-light to move ahead a full EIA study (Resolucíón Directoral No 100 SENACE/DCA). The Lorena Hydroelectric Project is the lowest altitude dam on the Marañón to gain approval so far. The 32m dam, [...]
Update on Dam Projects: The Chilia Hydroelectric Project has advanced to the next stage of development. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been submitted and is currently undergoing evaluation by the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM). The Chilia Project would have a dam wall of 117m, be located at 2200m meters above sea level in [...]
If a large, conspicuous mammal can be left out of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), this calls the entire process into question. Veracruz is a 147m tall dam which planned on the Marañón River. In 2009, Compania Energetica Veracruz S.A.C. published an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Veracruz Dam project which was approved in 2014. We have [...]
In an interview with leading Peruvian news publication Somos, Waterkeeper Alliance President Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated "My interest here is to try to generate a rational reaction to the government in terms of rethinking the various dam projects that are to be installed on the river". Just days after these words were spoken, [...]
Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón.
[Versión Español] Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Benjamin Webb, International Coordinator, Marañón Waterkeeper firstname.lastname@example.org +51 9 51242355 Lima, Peru, Friday, September 02, 2016 –– Endesa Chile, a multinational energy company with US $4.2 billion in 2015 revenues, is [...]
Marañón Waterkeeper is excited to announce the appointment of Diana Elizabeth Zanabria Sequiros to the position of National Coordinator for the Remando Juntos Campaign. Ms. Zanabria will coordinate Remando Juntos, a campaign focused at educating and creating pride in this emblematic river at a national level in Peru. She will act as point of contact for national [...]
Written by Gary Wockner, Director at Waterkeeper Alliance. Original article Published 21 July by Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Of the twenty dam sites that have been identified on the Marañón over the last three decades, seven are serious proposals; four are in the permitting process with the Peruvian government. At least three hydroelectric corporations are proposing [...]
This Petition calls upon the Peruvian Government, specifically the Minister of Environment, the Minister of Energy and Mines and the Minister of Culture to complete a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Marañón River basin, before hydroelectric developments in this basin can proceed any further. Why sign the Petition? The Peruvian government has [...]