International Rivers letter on Teesta IV to Indian government advisory body

In a letter to the Forest Advisory Committee of India's Ministry of Environment and Forests, International Rivers argues that "permitting Teesta-IV is not advisable for geological, seismological, ecological, socio-cultural and environmental reasons."

Independent Technical Review: NT2 Forestry Development Program

Tuesday, February 1, 2005
IRN and Environmental Defense commissioned this independent review of the Nam Theun forestry development program for Nakai Plateau resettlers. The reviews finds that the feasibility of the forestry development program presented in the Nam Theun 2 project’s Social Development Plan (SDP) is questionable for a number of reasons. For example, past illegal logging activities have dramatically reduced the availability of quality timber in the resettlement area. The poor market for low quality timber, combined with high government taxes, makes it essential that tax concessions are secured and p
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