Let Patagonia's Rivers Run
Submitted by perfectis on October 20, 2012 - 1:07amLess destructive alternative energy sources are abundant, and the Chilean government may not fully appreciate the significant tourism revenue opportunities that could be gained by safeguarding the natural grandeur of this spectacular area. We need to encourage them not to dam the rivers. International Rivers is currently working to stop the construction of five huge hydroelectric dams in Chilean Patagonia. They've begun a large-scale mailing campaign aimed at influencing key decision-makers in these Patagonia dam projects. To learn more about their campaign, or take action yourself, hit this LINK to help keep Patagonia beautiful, via: International Rivers. The video below vividly showcases the proposed park's landscape and makes a compelling case for its protection and restoration. It also touches on the environmental threats to the area of the massive proposed hydroelectric project.