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On Monday, U.S. Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm announced a $453.3 million commitment to finance rooftop solar panels and battery systems for Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities.
Stepping outside in Puerto Rico’s capital city feels like walking inside a giant oven due to an “unprecedented” and record-breaking heat wave, which has already caused power and water outages as well as health concerns.
During the last few decades, illegal construction projects have encroached on Puerto Rico’s beautiful beaches, leading to the destruction of mangrove forests that protect the coastline from storms and rising sea levels.
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural and Environmental Resources ordered a developer that built illegally built on top of Cueva Las Golondrinas in Aguadilla must restore the area impacted by the construction.
With miles of beaches and lush rainforest, Puerto Rico is often touted as a paradise for vacationers. But for the people who live there, rampant development and the worsening effects of climate change have bred a sense of ecological anxiety that drives many to fight for the environment.
The announcement, made on Friday, is part of the Biden administration’s effort to directly address the disproportionate impacts of pollution that have existed for decades in many low-income communities and communities of color.
On Monday, nonprofit public-interest environmental group Earthjustice released a statement condemning energy company AES-Puerto Rico for seeking to transfer ownership of its notorious coal plant in Guayama to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).
Following years of disrepair and unreliable service, Puerto Rico’s Public-Private Partnerships Authority chose U.S.-based company HMS Ferries to assume control of the local maritime transportation company. Residents are now demanding the cancelation of the 23-year contract, citing numerous issues.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The reopening of hiking trails and various white-sand beaches on two tiny Puerto Rican islands long used as Navy bombing ranges and now popular with tourists will be delayed more than a decade, according to a federal report released Friday.
A federal environmental agency refuses to hold public hearings in Puerto Rico on dangerous amendments to the regulations on coal waste management.
The World Bank says that there is practically no difference in services both sectors offer.
One reform will have the effect of hiding critical information from nearby communities, as well as allowing those who produce this waste to not have to respond for the pollution caused.
The Island remains stuck in meeting its goals for generating power with sun and wind, while the high cost of electricity offered by renewable-energy companies clashes with plans to reduce electric bills.
Puerto Rico has been smelling and breathing diesel ever since Hurricane María hit.
“I urge the EPA to investigate the impacts of the potential mismanagement of depositing ‘Agremax’ in Puerto Rican landfills.”
On the island of Puerto Rico, 20 out of the 27 landfills are considered illegal dumps violating required federal regulations.
Fed up with the slow government response, Puerto Ricans in beach towns along the western coast have set up encampments to demand action be taken to stop illegal construction from further destroying the environment.
Far from slowing the pace of construction on Puerto Rico’s coasts to address climate change, as experts have requested, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi’s administration hit the accelerator to approve construction permits along the coasts.
This is a textbook example of environmental racism.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Mr. Ramón Cruz has a long history of involvement within the environmental movement.