Toluca-Cuernavaca road project meets resistance


Opposition is gathering steam against a planned highway southwest of Mexico City, with green activists calling it a serious threat to biodiversity and to water supplies serving over 30 million people. The governments of Morelos and Mexico states are promoting the 41.4-mile (66.7-km) Lerma-Tres Marías highway on grounds it will provide a much-needed direct link between two major cities—Toluca and Cuernavaca. They insist the environmental damage will not be severe and will be easily mitigated. Apparently confident the road will win federal approval, the two states already have bought up land from small farmers along the route and awarded the construction contract. But green advocates note that the toll road’s proposed route touches two federally protected areas and eventually will... [Log in to read more]

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