The former presidential candidate Ricardo AnayHe denounced that derived from the burning of fuel oil in the Tula thermoelectric plant, pollution suffered daily by the inhabitants of the Valley of Mexico, has worsened.
“The most important stationary source of air pollution, the one that contributes the most to air pollution in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, is the complex made up of the Tula refinery and thermoelectric plant”he pointed out through a new video that he shared on his social networks.
He explained that most of the year, the prevailing winds that run from north to south carry a large part of these pollutants to the population of the Valley of Mexico.
The problem, he said, is that the excess fuel oil produced by Pemex’s “old” refineries, which can no longer be used as fuel for ships, as it was years ago, because it was banned due to its high contaminant content.
“It is a rule of the International Maritime Organization. Burning it on ships was prohibited because it produces a lot of pollution, but also because it produces a pollutant that is very dangerous when you breathe, which is sulfur,” he explained.
He argued that worldwide this fuel is no longer generated.
“The problem is that people like (Manuel) Bartlett and (Andrés Manuel) López Obrador live trapped in the past, in the 70s. In other words, the problem is not their age, the problem is that the ideas of López Obrador and Bartlett They are old ideas. So, since you can no longer sell the fuel oil for the ships, they think it’s very good that the CFE burns it to generate electricity,” he charged.
For this reason, he assured, the PAN rejected the electrical reform, and announced that the priority of his party will continue to be clean energy.
“That is why we opposed his electrical reform. That is why we say no to dirty and expensive energy. And I I reiterate my proposal: let us now opt for clean energy. Let’s bet on innovation, on the future, on respect for the environment, on inheriting a clean and better Mexico for our children,” he concluded.