Friday, April 23, 2010

Mexico's Green Party Has Issue With Punta Colonet Mega-Port

Senator Jorge Legoretta Ordorica warns of potential harm to the Sea of Cortez, and particularly to gray whales and endangered vaquita porpoises, if the mega-port at Punta Colonet is built. His April 20 statement noted that the port is being designed to handle one million containers in its first year, growing to six million in five years. He also noted it is to encompass an international cargo airport; a 600 megawatt power generating plant; two natural gas plants; residential, commercial and industrial zones; 300 km of railway and a desalination plant. He said that Punta Colonet is one of the world's top 18 "hot spots" for biodiversity (no authority provided), and the government should clarify how it will protect the area's special environment.

1 comment:

  1. Well I thought the Sea of Cortez was on the "other side" of Baja...

    Anyway, guess he thinks its better to save few whales, try and make some "mordida", and/or he really is not looking at the "BIG PICTURE"...

    If Mexico needs the money and the jobs; deal with the wahiles now in the Pacific and in twenty years we can worry about the Sea of Cortez.


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