Thursday, March 30, 2023

Judge places fixed suspension that stops work on Maya train section 5

A federal judge determined to uphold the fixed suspension that prevents work Maya Train Section 5Including going from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, Quintana Roo.

However, the state’s first district judge, Adrian Fernando Novello Pérez, warned that the suspension granted would be amended.

The document indicates, “The sanction of the fixed suspension of works specified for the Fontaur and Fonatar train Maya has been retained, but in the conditions, with explanations and for the purposes indicated in the consideration part of this resolution,” the document indicates. does.

The view of the effect of fixed suspension is that “the performance of works relating to its construction, infrastructure, removal or destruction of the biodiversity of the land or any other activity which implies its physical performance” is not permitted.

Read: The work of a Maya train passing over an ancient highway; INAH says it was already “impressed”

The suspension shall remain in effect until an enforceable punishment is issued in Emporo, and until the authorities responsible have “complied with the conditions established as requirements, which are governed by the actions and activities of Section 5 of the South”. Must be completed before the start of the Maya Train Project, specified in the Authorization of the Maya Train Project Section 5 South’s Regional Modalities Environmental Impact Statement.

Despite enforced security, the government last week resumed work on Section 5 of the Maya train, which will cost 31.5 billion pesos to cover the 67-km distance.

On July 18, the federal government determined that the Maya train was a “national security” act, for which it resumed activities on Section 5, despite injunctions filed against the work and suspensions granted to date.

“The interested parties are the Ministries of Public Security and the Interior, they determined that the work will be resumed. With this, no security is violated because the Fund did not intervene”, announced to the media Xavier May, General Director of Fonatur.

Amparos by May Train

In late May, the First District Court in Yucatán granted a definitive suspension of the works after a civic organization condemned that Section 5 construction companies would pass over cenotes, underground rivers and cave systems.

In a lawsuit filed by a group of divers and speleologists from caves and cenotes, with legal backing from the Civilian Organization for the Defense of the Right to a Healthy Environment (DMAS), it states that the authority of the Fonatur and Fonatur train Maya “environmental impact”. does not comply with the assessment procedure”, which should have been obtained before the commencement of the work.

Read: Despite the risk of “serious” damage to flora and fauna, and falling to the ground, Section 5 of the Maya train remains “viable”, according to the MIA

On 18 May, Fonatur submitted the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) for Section 5 of the Maya Train to the Ministry of the Environment (Semarnet). In it, it was concluded that the work is “environmentally viable”, despite the “serious” risks to the protected flora and fauna and the “severe” damage to about 500 hectares of forest.

However, despite the delivery of this document, the judge held that it was done at the wrong time, as it should have been done before the work had begun, and therefore allowed the suspension.

EU funds “pseudo-environmentalists”, accuses AMLO

This morning, President Andres Manuel López Obrador said that The EU funds “pseudo-environmentalists” Those who promote emparos against the Maya train and that is why it was declared an act of national security.

He told that for three months the judges did not solve and stopped the work, in spite of this the people who live there who will pass by the train are giving their consent for the work.

“United States government-funded pseudo-environmentalists come from Mexico City and other parts of the country and promote these protections. Therefore, a process recognized by law is used, which for a number of reasons, works for national security. Has to declare, because a foreign government is interfering, losing money from the public exchequer,” he said.

López Obrador assured that there would be no judicial contempt and that there would be no sanctions on the officials.

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