Puerto Rico Nature Reserve At Risk

Nov 2, 2009
Outside Magazine

Plans to complete a nature reserve along the northeastern coastline of Puerto Rico were halted last Friday, making way for potential hotels and resorts to aid the country's economy.  Environmental authorities are examining the 3,240 acres of land to determine which parts of the most sensitive, potentially blocking them off to developers. Currently, small eco-friendly projects are allowed on the reserve.  Celebrities opposing the development include actor Benicio Del Toro and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

--Alison Kelman

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