Scientists say Canal would destroy environment
Article in Nature by co-authored by Jorge Huete-Pérez, president of the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences, calling for an urgent environmental assessment by a body that is independent of the Nicaraguan government:
" In preparation for a future of climate change, food insecurity and biodiversity loss, Nicaragua must establish long-term measures for the protection of its environment, not sacrifice itself to speculators."
Here is an interview in the National Geographic interview with Dr. Huete-Pérez:
"The concession allows HKND to make use of any natural resources and to declare any national territory to be necessary for the purpose of the project ... The new constitution ... along with [the new] Canal Law 840, grants HKND the right to expropriate land and natural resources as it sees fit for the success of the project and subprojects."