The revocation of amparo confirm that the Mayan Train is developed in accordance with environmental regulationssaid the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), after organizations warned about their negative consequences to the environment and denounce that it lacks a environment impact manifestation.
“Allowing the execution of the Mayan Train works to continue represents an important step to continue advancing with the sustainable development of the southeast of the country,” the agency said in a statement.
According to the secretariat, the decision confirms that the project “accredited the requested documentation” and has the authorization of Environmental Impact Manifestation, toIn addition, “the conditions required in the resolutions were resolved.”
This Wednesday, the director of the National Tourism Fund, Javier May, reported that the three final suspensions filed against the works of the Mayan Train in Section 5 South have already been revoked.
In them, toactivists and organizations argued that from the beginning of the works, the project did not have environmental impact statements.
Judge Adrián Fernando Novelo Pérez, of the First District of the state of Yucatán, considered that the evidence provided was insufficient.
Given this, the organization Defending the Right to a Healthy Environment (DMAS) reported that will appeal the decision because the works of the mega project in this section “have been illegal from the beginning” and they leave “nature in a total state of defenselessness”.
Since the beginning of the project, different organizations have pointed out the construction of affects the ecosystem and biodiversity due to deforestation, habitat loss, ecosystem fragmentation and the displacement of species, in addition to producing a negative impact on the aquifer and flooded and semi-flooded caves.
For its part, the government has maintained that it will not negatively affect the environment, but instead pays the sustainable development and benefits the rural communities of the region.