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Federal Government to Implement Vehicle Regulations

The measures implemented by the Hoy No Circula program will be strengthened in July

The Hoy No Circula program will be strengthened, photo: Notimex/Jorge González
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1 year ago

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Secretariat (Semarnat), said that the federal government will focus on implementing more specific measures to regulate and monitor vehicle traffic and supervising the most polluting industries.

During a meeting with deputies from the Green Party (PVEM), Pacchiano Alamán said that, currently, there are nearly 3.8 million vehicles in service in the Valley of Mexico, which create 64 tons of nitrogen oxides.

51211087. París, 11 Dic. 2016 (Notimex-David del Río).- El secretario mexicano de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, valoró hoy aquí en entrevista con Notimex como positivos los avances para cerrar el acuerdo de la COP21 sobre Cambio Climático. NOTIMEX/FOTO/DAVID DEL RÍO/COR/WEA/

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Secretariat (Semarnat). Photo: Notimex/David del Río

That is why the measures of the Hoy No Circula program will be strengthened in July by including all vehicles in the program and conducting a more detailed regulation of public transport, he added.

Lawmaker Jesús Sesma Suárez said that the PVEM will hold a meeting with members of the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (CAMe), to implement actions to improve air quality, protect the environment and the health of the population, and stop the advance of climate change effects on the planet.

After the meeting, held at the Semarnat’s facilities, Sesma Suárez said that climate change has become an issue of national security, so his party will present a series of legislative proposals on the subject, to support the work being carried out by the federal government.

The members of the PVEM parliamentary group and Semarnat have similar concerns regarding the care for the environment and the protection of public health, so they need to collaborate, said Sesma Suárez.

The PVEM will present an initiative to update the regulatory framework with the aim of making gas stations modernize their equipment in order to avoid polluting emissions from reaching the atmosphere, he added.

60405096. México, 5 Abr 2016 (Notimex- Nicolás Tavira).- Hoy entró en vigor la modificación al programa "Hoy No Circula", la cual consiste en que también dejen de circular los autos con engomado cero y doble cero un día a la semana y un sábado al mes, con esta medida se pretende bajar las emisiones de Co2 y así proteger la salud de los ciudadanos. NOTIMEX/FOTO/NICOLÁS TAVIRA/NTA/ENV/

The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (CAMe) aims to strengthen measures to increase air quality.  Photo: Notimex/Nicolás Tavira

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