The decision, a preliminary injunction, took into consideration irregularities in the process and the studies/diagnoses presented by the Arayara International Institute

The licensing process of the largest gas thermoelectric power plant in Brazil, in Caçapava, was suspended in the courts by a preliminary injunction. The decision by the Judge of the 3rd Federal Court of São José dos Campos accepted the request of the Federal Prosecution Office as a result of irregularities in the process and in the absence of a certificate of land use and occupation. The Arayara International Institute was involved in the legal process as an amicus curiae to strengthen the discussion with respect to the environmental impacts of the proposal and presented studies and diagnoses that supported the action and the community mobilization. According to the environmental impact study for the project, which was presented to Ibama, the plant could emit up to 5.8 million tons of CO2 per year – equivalent, according to estimates by the Climate Observatory, to one third of the total emitted by the city of São Paulo in 2022. Learn more details in the report by Folha de S. Paulo.

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