Environmental Impacts

Free with 84 Lumber Wood Products: Controversy from Chile

Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Pennsylvania Company’s Chilean Wood Buying Threatens Two Pristine RiversOne of Pittsburgh’s best known corporate citizens, 84 Lumber Company, has gotten itself entangled in a furor over plans to dam two unspoiled and spectacularly beautiful rivers in Chilean Patagonia. 84 Lumber buys wood products made by the Matte Group, a Chilean company deeply involved in the dam plans. And now an international campaign – led by International Rivers and supported by Pennsylvanian environmental activists – is urging 84 Lumber to sever its ties to the controversy.Country singer Dana Lyons—whose song

Atlanta Earth Day Performer to Home Depot: You Can Do It. We Can Help.

Thursday, April 17, 2008
“Cows with Guns” country singer Dana Lyons Urges Atlanta-based Company to Cut Ties with Controversial Chilean Dam Plan.Over 10,000 people are expected at Zoo Atlanta on Saturday, April 19, and that is where country singer and activist Dana Lyons will kick off the Zoo’s “Party for the Planet” by calling on Atlanta’s most famous citizen, Home Depot, to end its relationship with a growing environmental controversy in Chile. Home Depot currently purchases wood products from a company deeply involved in an attempt to dam two rivers in Patagonia—one of the most beautiful natural areas

Nam Theun 2’s First Year Marked by Delays in Implementation

Thursday, March 30, 2006
One year after World Bank approval for the Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project in Laos, delays in implementation are causing concern amongst NGOs monitoring the project.While construction is proceeding rapidly, key elements vital to reducing the project’s negative impacts on people and the environment are behind schedule. International Rivers is concerned about the following aspects of project implementation: Many key documents have not yet been completed, including wildlife management plans for critically endangered species living on the Nakai Plateau, the Project Implementation Plan, and detail


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