The following radio interview appeared on July 1, 2011 on Worldview on WBEZ, Chicago.
Chile’s $2 billion HidroAysén project is a controversial hydroelectric dam complex that would flood almost 15,000 acres of Patagonian wilderness. Chile’s government says they need it to help double the country’s energy output in the next 10 years. But activists against the dams have growing popular support to stop the project.
Berklee Lowrey-Evans, Latin America Program Associate at International Rivers, which works to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them, discusses the project.