A federal judge ordered dam construction activities in the Teles Pires river to be suspended due to faults in the environmental licensing process and the project's impacts on three local tribes. The order was in response to a suit filed by the prosecutor's office, which cited "gross errors" in the project's environmental impact assessment regarding the required "indigenous component." The indigenous component was presented over a year after the rest of the assessment, and technical staff flagged several major shortcomings, especially in terms of downstream water quality and fisheries. The dam company faces a $228,500 fine for every day that it fails to comply. Meanwhile, 150 indigenous protestors have returned to the Belo Monte site to protest the dam's construction. Amazon Watch said that members of local indigenous communities blocked a key access road to shut down construction activities in the eighth occupation since 2012. The demonstration was intended to push the government to respect earlier commitments to remove settlers from indigenous land. The project will divert nearly 80 percent of the Xingu river's flow and displace more than 15,000 people. For the Teles Pires story, see For the Belo Monte occupation story, see,