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Via Verde Pipeline May Be Forced to Find Alternate, Less Destructive Route

Via Verde Pipeline May Be Forced to Find Alternate, Less Destructive Route

Alexis Massol-Gonzalez, 2002 Prize winner from Puerto Rico, is celebrating the New Year with a victory for the fight against the proposed Via Verde pipeline. In mid-December, a court denied Via Verde’s request to expropriate residential land to make way for building.

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The pipeline’s current proposed route would impact over 1,500 acres of rainforest, endangering rivers, streams, and wildlife. Casa Pueblo, Massol-Gonzalez’s foundation, will take this opportunity to push the government to affirm an alternate route for the pipeline.

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