Mexico: President instructs Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources to deny environmental permits for Constellation Brands brewery in Mexicali
Mexicos President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has instructed the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores, to definitively deny the environmental permits for constructing the Constellation Brands brewery in Mexicali, The Yucatan Times reported on November 28.
Last week several publications assured that since last August, Constellation Brands resumed the construction of its plant in Mexicali.
I tell the people of Mexicali to have confidence that that plant is not going to open. And at the same time, I ask the Secretary of the Environment to act so that following the law, this matter is definitively resolved, said Lopez Obrador.
By the citizens will, it was decided that it will not operate in Mexicali in Baja California. As we know, there was a disagreement since the previous government gave the permits for the operation of this brewery, and we committed to carry out a citizen consultation so that the people would resolve as befits an authentic, true democracy.
That consultation was carried out, and the people expressed their feelings about not wanting that brewery to be built in Mexicali because of the lack of water. Thats why the decision was made that this plants permit to operate would not be granted. And thats the commitment. I express it this way with all clarity so that there is no misinformation; we have our word, we are not the same as the conservative hypocrites of double talk, of double standards, he said.
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