- Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales
- Puerto Rico
Cano tiburones is a nature reserve in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is especially unique and fragile because it is a 'karst zone' as well as its part salt water part fresh water status.Unfortunately, a company called Energy Answers is attempting to build an incineration plant right on the border of the reserve, which would have dire consequences for the ecosystem.
EA's trash incinerator will burn 2,100 tons of solid waste and extract 2,100,000 gallons of sea water from the caño everyday for industrial use and private financial gain. Not only will this deprive the ecosystem of vital nutrients but it will create air pollution as well which will harm the bird population.
This petition will expand the borders of the Caño Tiburones Nature Reserve to include all areas with water access to this unique wetland ecosystem.
This will ensure that the pollution risks associated with industrial development are eliminated.
The Expand the borders of the Caño Tiburones Nature Reserve petition to Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales was written by Orie Cepeda and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.