Mexico: Constellation Brands has two years to dismantle its Mexicali brewery
Constellation Brands has a period of two years to dismantle in an orderly manner its plant located in Mexicali, Baja California, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) reported on February 26.
In a statement, the agency said that federal, state, and municipal authorities met on February 25 with representatives of the brewing company, in order to detail the time of departure from the company, after the popular consultation last year, for which it was decided to cease the construction of its factory.
«On Monday, March 8, the general public will be informed of the dismantling process, where the special commission will give timely information and follow-up. On March 18, the company will begin with the first phase of orderly exit,» said the instance.
In addition, a special commission will be installed to provide monthly monitoring during the two years of the program to carry out the orderly exit from the plant.
«The Semarnat will monitor the environmental restoration process that applies in accordance with current legislation. The Profepa will continue to make supervisory visits to the plant facilities Constellation Brands so that the legality is fulfilled, he added.
The Semarnat He said that accurate and transparent information will be provided on the activities carried out and the activities to be carried out on a monthly basis, which will be reviewed by the special commission.
It was on March 21 and 22, 2020, that the Ministry of the Interior coordinated this popular consultation in which there was a participation of 36 thousand 781 votes, of which 76.1 percent expressed their disagreement in continuing the construction and operation of the brewery in Mexicali.