Sustainable Development Could Still Be Puerto Rico's Salvation

Facing challenges of depleting resources and population growth, a call is made for Authorities in Puerto Rico to implement the sustainable development vision that is stated in its public policy.

Facing the threat of loosing most of the agricultural lands to sprawl and uncontrolled development the author, José Molinelli Freytes, PhD. (well known college professor, director of the Environmental Sciences Program at the University of Puerto Rico), requests that the Governor of Puerto Rico, before it is too late, acts according to it's parties platform and protects farmlands by rebuilding cities. Previous administrations have yielded to the interests of developers, however the current Puerto Rico Planning Board has continued approving projects with the vision that environmental degradation is a necessary evil in order to promote economic development, instead of its written sustainable development practices and policies. However, the author states it may not be too late, there is still time to reverse the trend.Article published in Spanish.

Thanks to Rose Marie Bernier

Full Story: It May not Be Too Late (Todavia estamos a tiempo)


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