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Environmentalists Skeptical Ahead of Laos Meeting on Hydropower Dam

The four-nation Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week holds public consultations on the development of a large hydropower dam in southern Laos. The project is one of a series of planned dams in the Mekong River Basin that environmentalists say could harm an ecosystem critical for feeding millions of people in Southeast Asia.  The two-day regional public consultation in the Lao provincial capital of Pakse in Champasak province lies just north of the proposed 260-megawatt Don...

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