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

January 11, 2012

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.

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.