update re criminal action - murdered Mangroves in La Barra


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Escrito por Laura desde 75.85.214.122 (cpe-75-85-214-122.dc.res.rr.com) el día martes, 19 de agosto, 2008 a las 10:39:40 horas :

En respuesta a: Killing Mangroves in La Barra escrito por ZihuaRob desde 189.140.91.176 (dsl-189-140-91-176.prod-infinitum.com.mx) el día lunes, 18 de agosto, 2008 a las 13:54:48 horas :

Profepa has been contacted by the locals in La Barra and has visited the site yesterday. They observed the damage and interviewed a worker confirming who the responsible parties are.

Profepa have announced that their visit confirmed that the developers have in fact destroyed protected mangroves with the building of the tepetate road (500 meters done). They have also mentioned that apparently no Environmental Impact Report exists (necessary before such a road should be even begun (even if they had legal possession of the land involved which they don't by the way)and that this would be difficult to obtain given the law protecting the mangroves.

As reported in El SUR of Acapulco, Profepa says they will initiate the corresponding administrative proceeding and that if this action reveals a criminal situation that they will denounce the development company (Pedro Olea Bracamontes as representative and Roberto Mario Guala known as the Architect (Head) of the firm Desarrolladora Imperad) to the PGR (corresponding to the States Attorneys Office in the US).

Let's hope this can produce some action quickly to stop them now from doing any more damage.

Meanwhile the community is working against this in various ways including forging contacts for help from the outside with environmental activists on Regional and Federal level.

Laura





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