9 January 2002
In the northwest Mexico state of Baja California, huge power plants designed to feed U.S. energy demands are under construction three miles south of the U.S. border. Construction of these plants is generating a tense cross-border dispute between environmentalists and big power companies.
Jeffrey Kaye interviewed E-LAW Advocate, Carla Garcia Zendejas, in a Lehrer News Hour report on this issue that aired Jaunuary 2.
For a transcript and streaming video of the Lehrer News Hour report, go to:
Carla, a Mexican public interest attorney, is working with the Border Power Plant Working Group to provide local communities with accurate information on the environmental impact of power plants, liquified natural gas (LNG) pipelines, and LNG terminals (proposed for the Baja coast). She is also helping communities learn about the Environmental Impact Assessment process, so they can participate in decisions about the environment and development in Mexico.
Carla has worked with E-LAW since 1998. She is currently working with E-LAW U.S. to build the capacity of E-LAW partners in Latin America working to protect the environment through law.