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Environment Groups Plan to Oppose Laos Mega Dams

This week officials from Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand will meet to discuss the impact of planned hydropower dams on the lower Mekong region. But several environmental groups have already concluded the main Xayaburi dam in Laos will devastate communities that depend on the Mekong river for food, and they want to stop the project.   Ahead of this week’s meeting of the Mekong River Commission, 39 international environmental groups called on the government to halt construction on...

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