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Sunday 03 of July 2022

Müller: Pollution is Not a Problem for CDMX, Rolling Stones Concert


A woman wears a protective mask as she walks on a street in Mexico City
A woman wears a protective mask as she walks on a street in Mexico City
Müller also said pollution would not justify canceling the second concert of The Rolling Stones in the capital, scheduled for Thursday night

As Mexico City extends its air pollution alert into its fourth day, Tanya Müller, secretary of environment of Mexico City, said that pollution is not a problem in the city, but is a problem of the Megalopolis.

“Scientifically, it is proven that pollutants travel,” she said.

She explained that the city government estimates that 20 percent of the pollution is generated in the capital and 80 percent from its neighboring entities.

She highlighted the measures taken by government of Mexico City with the ‘Hoy no Circula.’

‘Hoy no Circula’ remains enforced, which does not solve the problem of the environment but helps us to control the vehicle emissions as a contingency plan.”

— Tanya Müller, environment secretary of Mexico City

Müller explained that 1,400,000 vehicles have joined the ‘Hoy no Circula.’

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sings during their "Latin America Ole Tour" at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico March 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Henry Romero
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sings during their “Latin America Ole Tour” at the Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico March 14, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Henry Romero

Müller also said this would not justify canceling the second concert of The Rolling Stones in the capital, scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30 p.m.

“(The concert) would not necessarily be canceled, because ozone levels are in the green, which is equivalent to good. There is no risk to health. That’s very important,” she said in an interview with Carlos Loret de Mola of Primero Noticias.

Since last night it was reported that no vehicles are to be driven with the holograms 00, 0, 1 and 2, with plates ending in 1 and 2, in addition to the prior vehicles with a hologram of 1 and 2 and plates ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8.

The governor of the State of Mexico said that “states are free to make their own decisions” regarding preventing pollution from entering Mexico City.

He said the important thing is “coordination on the issue of air quality, waste and water … to reach substantive solutions.”