Chile: Energy Project Criticized

Santiago, Chile, Dec 7. -Environmental groups protested in Chile against the electrical wiring planed in the disputed energy project Hydroyasen, after announcing demonstrations against it.Hydroyasen will mean the destruction of the landscape and the environment, according to environmentalist Antonio Horvath, and the spokesman for the Corporation Costa Carrera, Andres Gilmour.

Environmental organizations have warned that the beauty of the Chilean Patagonia will be sacrificed for a project that will last 50 years at the most.

They also claimed that people have been informed little by little to prevent demonstrations against Hydroaysen.

For now, protests are scheduled for next weekend in the cities of Valparaiso and Coyhaique, the capital of the southern region of Aysen and the heart of the controversial project. (Prensa Latina)