FECON Holds Third National Energy Forum

July 2, 2004

THE Costa Rican Federation for theConservation of the Environment(FECON) on Saturday hosted the ThirdNational Forum on Energy Expansion,which this year focused on the potentialimpacts of the Central American Free-Trade Agreement (CAFTA) with theUnited States.The event took place in the town ofTucurrique, just south of the Caribbean slopetown of Turrialba.Residents of ten different communitiesaffected by hydroelectric dams attendedthe event – about 100 people in total,according to FECON representatives.Hilda Ramírez, working to fight theconstruction of the Pocosol HydroelectricDam in the Northern Zone, said the forumwas “beautiful.”“I learned that it is necessary to learnhow to work together to stop a (hydroelectric)project, and that there are manypossibilities to stop a project,” Ramírezsaid.FECON members say CAFTA willsolidify controversial laws that allowincreased private generation of electricityand future oil exploration.“This means more energy chaos at anational level, in addition to environmentalimpacts and socio-environmental conflicts,”FECON said in a statement.

You may be interested

Panama prepares for its toughest World Cup challenge yet
Soccer
50 views
Soccer
50 views

Panama prepares for its toughest World Cup challenge yet

AFP - June 23, 2018

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia –  Panama will name an unchanged line-up for the World Cup Group G clash against England on Sunday…

Brazil knocks Costa Rica out of World Cup after hard-fought game
World Cup 2018
161 views
World Cup 2018
161 views

Brazil knocks Costa Rica out of World Cup after hard-fought game

AFP and Tico Times - June 22, 2018

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored in injury time as Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to edge towards the last 16 of the World…

Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg
World Cup 2018
150 views
World Cup 2018
150 views

Costa Rica fans descend on Saint Petersburg

Katherine Stanley - June 22, 2018

A sea of red, white and blue, along with plenty of blue, yellow and green, brightened Saint Petersburg as the…