Puerto Rico creates nature reserve in north coast

Jun 26, 2012 Full story: CBS News 12

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico &#8212 A pristine swath of Puerto Rico's north coast that developers have long coveted is now a nature reserve, ending a bitter and lengthy battle between the government and environmentalists.

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TPMP

Bronx, NY

#1 Jun 26, 2012
This is EXCELLENT news.

This is good to hear.

I look foward to what our forms contributors have to say abou this topic....Especially "NR". I am sure he will be happy to hear this.

Enviromentalists have lost so many wars on the island for the past couple of decades. This one they WON.

There is still a little more land they have to aim to conserve as well.

PR doesn't need another mall on this pristine land.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Jun 26, 2012
TPMP wrote:
This is EXCELLENT news.
This is good to hear.
I look foward to what our forms contributors have to say abou this topic....Especially "NR". I am sure he will be happy to hear this.
Enviromentalists have lost so many wars on the island for the past couple of decades. This one they WON.
There is still a little more land they have to aim to conserve as well.
PR doesn't need another mall on this pristine land.
TP,

What did malls do you???

and....define "pristine"....

By that do you mean "mall free"???
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Jun 26, 2012
TPMP wrote:
This is EXCELLENT news.
This is good to hear.
I look foward to what our forms contributors have to say abou this topic....Especially "NR". I am sure he will be happy to hear this.
Enviromentalists have lost so many wars on the island for the past couple of decades. This one they WON.
There is still a little more land they have to aim to conserve as well.
PR doesn't need another mall on this pristine land.
...and another thing...if NR/TIR wants natural reservations, Montana's there....

We need tons of money for natural preservation, for all the best lands are in private hands...(so they have to be bought).

Mainland boricuas like you, TIR and the rest of the 4 million, all you have to do is support our effort for statehood and we, here in the island, will assure you the same, if not better, quality of life for every boricua (mainland and island) here in Puerto Rico.

The colony has run its course, if it ever had one (which was to stop statehood).
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#4 Jun 26, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
TP,
What did malls do you???
and....define "pristine"....
By that do you mean "mall free"???
It basically means "unspoiled".

Or lets say a piece of land that has the "purity of it's original state".

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Jorge,

Hermano...It is not just about the land in question being developed. It is all the traffic and further development down the road that it potentially brings.

Next comes adjacent shopping centers, luxury develpments, more roads... Then it's upper middle class developments..Before you know it in 30 years. It's an extension of San Juan.

That's not even taking into account the noise, endangered wildlife, pollution and so on.

Don't you think Puerto Rico is too developed already?.

==========

You guys have some island. It was even more pristine years ago.

Question and thought: Sometimes material progress is really regress.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#5 Jun 26, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
...and another thing...if NR/TIR wants natural reservations, Montana's there....
We need tons of money for natural preservation, for all the best lands are in private hands...(so they have to be bought).
Mainland boricuas like you, TIR and the rest of the 4 million, all you have to do is support our effort for statehood and we, here in the island, will assure you the same, if not better, quality of life for every boricua (mainland and island) here in Puerto Rico.
The colony has run its course, if it ever had one (which was to stop statehood).
OK.

I read this cooment after i posted mine.

I get what you are saying.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Jun 26, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> It basically means "unspoiled".
Or lets say a piece of land that has the "purity of it's original state".
==========
Jorge,
Hermano...It is not just about the land in question being developed. It is all the traffic and further development down the road that it potentially brings.
Next comes adjacent shopping centers, luxury develpments, more roads... Then it's upper middle class developments..Before you know it in 30 years. It's an extension of San Juan.
That's not even taking into account the noise, endangered wildlife, pollution and so on.
Don't you think Puerto Rico is too developed already?.
==========
You guys have some island. It was even more pristine years ago.
Question and thought: Sometimes material progress is really regress.
The colony depends on "development" due to its lack of federal parity of funds which we are entitled as American citizens.

As long as this disinfranchisement and lack of congressional power persists among Americans living here....the unequal quality of life will prevail between us, here in P.R., and Americans in the states.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#7 Jun 26, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
The colony depends on "development" due to its lack of federal parity of funds which we are entitled as American citizens.
As long as this disinfranchisement and lack of congressional power persists among Americans living here....the unequal quality of life will prevail between us, here in P.R., and Americans in the states.
So, lets get statehood going, heh?.

I'm on board.

But i want to hold you to your word. K?...LOL!
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Jun 26, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> So, lets get statehood going, heh?.
I'm on board.
But i want to hold you to your word. K?...LOL!
I know you want the best for your people.

Look what Pierluisi was able to get (and with no voice or vote whatsoever)....Imagine the power we are to have once a state of the Union:

El Comisionado Residente en Washington Pedro Pierluisi anunció hoy que la Isla recibirá más de medio millón en fondos federales para la protección de los arrecifes de coral y del Caño Martín Peña.

Los fondos irían al Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico (DRNA) y a la organización ENLACE Caño Martín Peña.

La Administración Nacional Oceanográfica y Atmosférica (NOAA, en inglés) le asignó al DRNA de Puerto Rico unos $423,362 mil en fondos para el proyecto de conservación y manejo de arrecifes de Puerto Rico 2011-2012. Este proyecto está dirigido a la conservación y a la implementación de una iniciativa de administración general de arrecifes, y el desarrollo de un plan de respuesta inmediata dirigida a atenderla decoloración y las enfermedades de éstos. Además, con estos fondos se podrán determinar áreas de alta prioridad y se podrá diseñar la tecnología necesaria para el control de la contaminación en el tanque séptico de la cuenca de Fajardo.

También se desarrollará un plan estratégico para el manejo de arrecifes en la costa este de Puerto Rico, se realizarán evaluaciones para arrecifes artificiales y se monitorearán las reservas naturales de comunidades de corales.

“Esta asignación en protección de nuestros arrecifes de coral debe ayudarnos en parte a trabajar con la realidad de que hemos perdido alrededor de un 50% de ellos debido a una combinación de estresores ambientales. Desde que llegué al Congreso he realizado múltiples gestiones para proteger estas irremplazables maravillas de nuestra naturaleza”, dijo Pierluisi.

Por su lado, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos (EPA, en inglés) informó que le otorgaron a la organización ENLACE Caño Martín Peña el máximo de fondos que esta agencia ofrece por estado, unos $60,000, para apoyar sus esfuerzos por promover la restauración de aguas urbanas al mejorar la calidad de agua y el acceso comunitario.

“Todo tipo de ayuda para las organizaciones en Puerto Rico que buscan el bien para nuestro ambiente es un logro. Felicito a ENLACE por su excepcional trabajo. Espero que esta ayuda les sirva para continuar educando sobre la contaminación del canal y contando con la ayuda de la comunidad para su restauración. Hemos estado en contacto y saben que pueden contar conmigo”, expresó Pierluisi.

“Stop the liberal madness”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#9 Jun 27, 2012
Will Puerto Ricans litter and throw trash all over the so called nature reserve much like they do in much of their island.

“Stop the liberal madness”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#10 Jun 27, 2012
"Puerto Rico may be known as the "Isla Encantadora" (the enchanting isle), but it has a less-than-enchanting problem with litter. Public beaches in Puerto Rico are often marred by heaps of garbage, sometimes just feet from garbage cans provided by coastal authorities. Playa Jobos and Playa Mar Chiquita stand out as particularly trash-covered. Snorkelers in Puerto Rico may excitedly spy a glint of light from the bottom of a colorful reef, only to be disappointed when they find a crushed beer can. Sunbathers must choose their sand carefully to avoid the waste of their fellow beach-goers."

http://www.letsgo.com/7-north_america-travel-...

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Jun 27, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
"Puerto Rico may be known as the "Isla Encantadora" (the enchanting isle), but it has a less-than-enchanting problem with litter. Public beaches in Puerto Rico are often marred by heaps of garbage, sometimes just feet from garbage cans provided by coastal authorities. Playa Jobos and Playa Mar Chiquita stand out as particularly trash-covered. Snorkelers in Puerto Rico may excitedly spy a glint of light from the bottom of a colorful reef, only to be disappointed when they find a crushed beer can. Sunbathers must choose their sand carefully to avoid the waste of their fellow beach-goers."
http://www.letsgo.com/7-north_america-travel-...
Your a racist, and your like a 400 pound women telling a 300 pound women she is fat. The most disgusting beaches on earth are in the US and China, needles washing up on USA beaches is as traditional as fireworks on the 4th of July Check this:

New Jersey:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Long-Bea...

8 beaches in Long Island NY:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/08/20/8-long...

Queens New York:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/1998-07-28/ne...

Girl steps on hiperdemic needle in Staten Island NY:

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story...

Hundreds of needles wash up on Florida beaches:

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/08/us/needles-...

hypodermic needles on California beaches:

http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/17/local...

I can continue to google hundreds of these well documented cases.. Americans wish they had beaches like we do in PR, even their caribbean and gulf of mexico beaches are dumps. This is why almost 4 million American tourists come to PR every year...

Since: May 12

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Jun 27, 2012
I must add that I visit Ocean park Beach on a weekly basis and 90% of the people are really young locals I have failed to see not even one beer can on the sand or water. In the heart of San Juan city and frequented by teenagers it is probably one of the cleanest beaches in the Americas... But of course the media will visit the beach at 6am after the yearly "Noche de San Juan"(where thousands jump in the water at midnight) and document massive littering... the anti-Rican movement is strong in PR... they're worst than the KKK they lynch a whole ethnic group....

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