Massive Chinese-Backed Dam on Irrawaddy River Halted by Burma’s Government

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The Irrawaddy River just south of the proposed dam site, photo: Wikipedia.

One day after Brazil’s hotly protested Belo Monte dam is halted by court order, another massive hydropower project is halted, on the other side of the world and by a government not exactly renowned for conservation.

In a letter read out in parliament, Burma’s president announced the the suspending of construction of the Chinese-backed <a href="http://www.i…Read the full story on TreeHugger