Senators RN Antonio Horvath

Three of the four representatives of the Aysen Region in the National Congress have been defined in the last week regarding the project HidroAysen expressing their rejection to the initiative is approved under current conditions, ad portas of the environmental evaluation Committee to take a decision thereon. The Senators RN Antonio Horvath and DC Patricio Walker, most Deputy UDI David Sandoval, have questioned, for various reasons, the project, in both that the Deputy PRO Rene Alinco has expressed its support for the entrepreneurship carried out Endesa and Colbun build five repreas on the Baker and Pascua rivers. Antonio Horvath said his disagreement with that approve HidroAysen both energy Austral (society of Xstrata which aims to build the Cuervo River Dam) for quite some time. Already in December he expressed in a debate with Daniel Fernandez Aysen does not need these large projects to be developed. We have vocations to raise our quality of life and gravitate to nationally and internationally without HidroAysen, without Endesa without power Austral, being one of their main questions that more than 2,000 km transmission lines will cause irreversible injury to the Chilean Patagonia, not be seen underwater, underground alternatives or to avoid towns, attractions, protected areas and the southern road as it pointed out in a letter to El Mercurio. In a column published last Monday on the counter and the diario El Divisadero, Patricio Walker explained his rejection: the conviction to be defending the future and interests of the region that I have the honour to represent in the Senate, I express my stance against the adoption of the core projects of the mega hydroelectric power for the region of Aysen. Their main reasons have been the negative externalities that affect development of Aysen strategies especially in the field of tourism, lack of sufficient compensation to be responsible for the damages, which have not been considered a permanent royalty for the use of water and the promise of energy cheap for the Aysen Region currently is just that, a promise.