Pemex is illegally destroying protected mangrove trees to build an $8 billion oil refinery

Pemex is illegally destroying protected mangrove trees to build an $8 billion oil refinery

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Mangrove roots. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex has defied a government order by cutting down protected mangrove trees for the construction of an oil refinery. Satellite images show a landscape razed presumably to accommodate the controversial $8 billion project…

Read Full Article, Quartz (03-05-2020)

Mangroves, hardy shore-bound plants vital to many coastlines, are under threat; The Washington Post (11-16-2019)
Mangroves are disappearing quickly because of human development, and over a quarter of Earth’s original mangrove forests have now been lost. Rising sea levels kill off mangroves — and as the climate changes and sea levels rise even more, losses could increase…

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