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Mexico's New Political Environment.

Mexico's new president, Vicente Fox, has chosen Victor Lichtinger as the country's new environment and natural resources secretary. The Stanford University--educated Lichtinger, who represented Mexico at the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, worked for four years as executive director of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, which promotes effective enforcement of environmental laws by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Lichtinger said his agency will encourage economic growth through efficient use of natural resources. He also said he will work to ensure broad access to environmental information.

Mexican environmentalists are pleased with Lichtinger's appointment. Martha Delgado, leader of Union de Grupos Ambientalistas, believes Lichtinger has a good grasp of the environmental problems Mexico faces and is willing to work with nongovernmental groups.
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Author:Dooley, Erin E.
Publication:Environmental Health Perspectives
Date:Apr 1, 2001
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