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Victory in Puerto Rico -- Northeast Corridor Protected!
The Puerto Rico Sierra Club celebrated the biggest victory in the chapter's eight-year history on April 13 when Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, above, signed a law permanently protecting 3,000 acres of the island's Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) from development. "This measure was passed unanimously by both house of the state legislature and represents 15 years of work by the community," said Sierra Club organizer and longtime NEC champion Camilla Feibelman, below at microphone with the governor. "Permanent protection of this incredible natural treasure is the best possible birthday gift for the chapter, which celebrated its eighth anniversary in January." Read more
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