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20 Aug 2018 NOGALES
Some residents of Santa Cruz County are warning that the pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture as it did during last year’s monsoon, spewing millions of gallons of waste into the Nogales Wash over seven days. Ben Lomeli, a hydrologist with more than 40 years of experience and a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County, said the river again is in jeopardy because the pipeline only was patched last year and could break again under heavy rains...
3 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
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Portland to Pay up to $500 Million USD for Clean WaterThe City Council of Portland, Oregon, chose (August 2nd) the “most expensive option” for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules (The Oregonian). Homeowners are expected to pay an average of $10.38 more per month over the next 16 years for the filtration treatment plant approved unanimously by the council...
31 Jul 2017 RIO RICO AZ
A wash in Southern Arizona where an international sewage pipeline has spilled untreated wastewater has tested positive for excessive levels of E. coli, officials said Thursday. The public should stay out of the Nogales Wash and Santa Cruz River and that testing is ongoing, Santa Cruz county said in a news release...
3 Nov 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
A Mexican judge has ordered that indigenous Yaqui leaders Mario Luna Romero and Fernando Jiménez be released after a year in preventive detention, saying the evidence against them was lacking, international rights watchdog Amnesty International reported this week.The two men had been arrested in September 2014 for alleged involvement in car theft and the kidnapping of Francisco Antonio Delgado Romo, a member of the Yaqui community with links to the Sonora state government...
31 Aug 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Members of the Yaqui indigenous community in Mexico's northern Sonora state have gathered 15,000 signatures for a petition opposing construction of the controversial Independencia Aqueduct.International human rights group Amnesty International submitted the petition to the Mexican Interior Ministry last week on behalf of the Yaqui...
17 Jul 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Members of indigenous communities in Mexico vowed this week to continue fighting against mega hydropower and wind power projects in their territories, as well as against water privatization.Indigenous communities will “defend our natural resources, culture, traditions and customs," participants from more than 50 groups said at the conclusion of the Indigenous National Agenda Meeting in Mexico City...
9 Jul 2015 TUSCON, AZ
Authorities in the border city of Nogales, Arizona, believe smugglers were using an international sewage line to transport drugs into the U.S. from Mexico when the pipe became clogged, sending gallons of waste through an illegal tunnel and into a house and local businesses.
29 Jun 2015 HERMOSILLO, Mexico
Farmers from the municipalities of Huásabas and Granados in Mexico’s Sonora state are demanding $4.4 million USD in compensation for water rights they granted the state government as part of the Independencia pipeline project.Granados Mayor Carlos Elías Barceló Durazo led a demonstration in the state capital, Hermosillo, last week to demand that the state government either pay what it owes local people for water used -- or else sell him the rights to operate the pipeline to cover the debt, Spanish-language news outlet Notimex reported...
13 May 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Members of Mexico’s Yaqui tribe this week set out on a “National Caravan for Water, Land, Work and Life,” which will converge on the capital, Mexico City, on May 22nd.The Yaquis, supported by unions and civil society groups, are marching in three regional caravans -- one leaving from Sonora state, one from Coahuila and one from Chiapas...
12 Mar 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Members of Mexico's indigenous Yaqui tribe and the Cajeme Citizens Movement for Water are calling for a federal investigation into the tendering process for the controversial Independencia Pipeline project in Sonora State.The call came in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report that the federal Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) is already investigating Sonora Governor Guillermo Padres Elias and his brother, Miguel Padres Elias, over a $3...
13 Feb 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
A group of civil society and human rights groups this week presented a report to Mexico’s Supreme Court detailing violations of the rights of the indigenous Yaqui tribe by the federal and Sonora state governments.The Civil Mission of Observation said its 2014-2015 report “exposes the grave human rights violations against the Yaqui tribe, such as the right to prior consultation to the construction, authorization and operation of the Independencia Pipeline,” according to Venezuela-based news outlet teleSUR...
23 Jan 2015 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this week that the water concession titles granted to allow Sonora state to pump water from the Yaqui River for the Independencia Pipeline project were legal.However, the court also ordered that a new environmental impact study be carried out for the nearly $300 million USD project, Caracas-based TeleSUR reported...