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The One
19th January 2011, 10:39
Dear friends,

Brazil's top environmental regulator resigned last week under pressure to allow the hugely destructive Belo Monte Dam Complex, which would scar the Amazon and displace thousands of people. Protect the Amazon, its people, and its species -- sign the petition to Brazil's President Dilma opposing the dam and calling for energy efficiency instead.

Last Wednesday, Brazil's top environmental regulator resigned in refusal to license a project that experts say would be an ecological disaster: the Belo Monte Dam Complex, which would carve a scar bigger than the Panama Canal into the heart of the Amazon.

The mega-dam would flood huge tracts of rainforest and displace thousands of indigenous people. The companies who would profit from the dam have been trying to bulldoze past environmental laws -- and want to break ground within weeks.

The Amazon is a global treasure, and a worldwide outcry is needed now. The resignation could clear the way for the dam's license--or, if enough of us raise our voices, it could mark a turning point against the project. Let's make this a defining moment on the world stage for Brazil's new President Dilma. Sign the emergency petition to Dilma to stop Belo Monte and protect the Amazon.

Belo Monte's construction could start as early as February. Brazil's Minister of Energy and Mining, Edson Lob„o, says the next license will be approved soon -- we need to stop Belo Monte before the bulldozers move in. Letís welcome Dilma into the presidency with a massive outcry to do the right thing stop Belo Monte.

Brazil might be the world's best hope for progress against climate change, and for bringing North and South countries together on the most hopeful common ground. Now, that hope resides in President Dilma. By calling together for her to reject the Belo Monte dam and pursue a better path, we invite her to live up to that opportunity -- and to help build a future that all of us, from the tribes along the Xingu to the grandchildren of today's city dwellers, can be proud of.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/?cl=914027050&v=8192

Anchor
19th January 2011, 12:09
Signed. They have 300k signatures already and people are signing up from all over the world. Many per second.

meeradas
19th January 2011, 13:03
Signed. They have 300k signatures already and people are signing up from all over the world. Many per second.

Signed too (when around 296000, couple hrs ago).
Yeah, it is really heartwarming to just watch the 'recent signers' list for a while...
Very nice to see people from everywhere sign in - gives me hope for humanity.

cloud9
19th January 2011, 15:41
I already signed the petition but I'm wondering if this effort would stop the project, if so, this would be not just a victory of the people but an excellent example of how we can influence, change and stop other projects that we don't agree on, think about chemtrails and more...

DawgBone
19th January 2011, 16:05
Signed....

Hummingbird
19th January 2011, 16:43
Signed, Thank you One for the legwork

meeradas
19th January 2011, 16:47
I 'd like to see the same participation here (https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/?vl) (link to this posted already by "the One", here (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?11040-Bee-keepers-fighting-the-BBKA-for-endorsing-the-4-most-deadly-insecticides.&p=95293&viewfull=1#post95293) - thought i should give it another push, doesn't do harm)

Hummingbird
19th January 2011, 18:45
I 'd like to see the same aprticipation here (https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/?vl) (link to this posted already by "the One", here (http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?11040-Bee-keepers-fighting-the-BBKA-for-endorsing-the-4-most-deadly-insecticides.&p=95293&viewfull=1#post95293) - thought i should give it another push, doesn't do harm)

Inked thanks