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Mexico: The fate of the Ajajalpan river and the Puebla 1 hydroelectric project is about to be resolved

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Source: LAdobe.com.mx Jul 30, 2019

The amparo trial filed by three indigenous communities in the municipalities of San Felipe Tepatlán and Ahuacatlán against the Puebla 1 hydroelectric project in 2016 is about to receive a sentence. After more than 3 years of legal struggle the constitutional hearing was held on June 11, 2019, and now the defenders of the territory expect to know the resolution in no more than 90 business days, about whether the judge approves or rejects the dam which would be built on the Ajajalpan riverbed.

The project started since 2009, the year in which the then PRI municipalities granted licenses for land use and construction change, opening the door to the hydroelectric company. In 2011, SEMARNAT authorized the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA), in 2013 the Sener Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) granted the permit for self-supply of electric power, and a year later, Conagua approved the use and use of water surface of Ajajalpan.

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