translated from Spanish: Environmental justice: Court avoids damage to the Cachapoal River in green ruling against the MOP

remember c admiration on the names of big men that make environmental justice against irresponsible State agencies: ministries of the Rancagua Court, Pedro Jesús Salvador Caro and Ricardo Pairicán. Both ordered the direction of hydraulic works of the Ministry of public works to stop the brutal destruction of wetlands in the bed of the Cachapoal River to the height of Mount Lorenzo Zúñiga-Toquihua, commune of San Vicente de Tagua-Tagua area. 
In the mixture of centralism with neo-liberalism of our governance of water and watersheds, the MOP applies the doctrine of blind and efficient backhoe scraping bedding, runway, and their edges without regard to environmental, piecework, in tune with Darwinism psychosocial that discards everything that is not useful.
The Cachapoal River means rio loco in the popular translation of the area, although Mapuche linguists argue that it is «never tamed» or «you restart of water», in an open debate. Large floods River is soothing on his trip to the West by Coinco and Doñihue, in convergence with the tinguiririca River to create the rappelling.
Prior to the Lake, skirting the famed Idahue in Coltauco slope, with the mysterious Hill Gulutren. As a snake sleeping – have the grandfathers and grandmothers in the area – lies the Tretren after defeating Caicai. East side is the rural region of Toquihua, where is the biggest party in traditional of horses from Chile and the village of Zuniga, who won the year 2018 heritage for its conservation struggle to restore the people, defend their cr logging trees iminales and take care of the walk to the edge of the Cachapoal, a runway full of plants, native trees, frogs, trout, mackerel, flowers and medicinal herbs in a long wetland to the Peumo bridge.  
Amanda Droguet, neighbor, artist, Economist, ecology and creator of a pioneer farmhouse Inn, in the interior of the Cachapoal soul, s asked Woods to Cachapoal, who with its President, Patricia safe and lawyer Waldo Quiroz help to the judicial presentation and ask for reports to State agencies.
We had already defeated the CGE and the municipality of Rancagua by pruning and the indiscriminate felling of trees, in a resource hosted by the Rancagua Court which confirmed that the company had not submitted plan of management according to local Ordinance.
The Ministry of environment washed her hands to say that the site was not explicit nature reserve and, although Yes, it admitted that it was surveillance zone, noticed that «even it was not regulated». This is the typical response bureaucratic that it has had to the O’Higgins region without a national park – only reservations – and without action from the Regional Government and municipalities to protect wetlands and other green areas. As Europe comes three decades of back, eliminating pavements and letting nature returns to meander in rivers and streams, so that communities may enjoy ‘natural’ biodiversity, linking those areas with others in green infrastructure networks and corridors, biodiversity, in Chile the opposite is done.
However, the SAG and CONAF regional stated that there were native and exotic species, pre-existing fauna and homogeneous area to protect as a substrate of the river.  
The Ministers reiterated their green doctrine in the sense that the right to the environment is a guarantee in the interactions of the environment (Nogueira doctrine), and does not require that an area is protected to force companies that intend to build at the site to perform environmental impact studies.
 «What enables the use of the application for protection as a kind of popular public action to the extent that the right to the protection of the environment or environment is a right whose degradation affects the entire community (…) That, the background before referred to, is possible to conclude which although sector running the work in question is not in the list of priority sites for conservation… This does not relieve the fiscal entity in charge of the project of its constitutional and legal obligation imposed on all the organs of the State, to ensure the conservation of the environmental heritage, understood as the use and or rational use or repair, at its case, the components of the environment, especially those own country that are unique, scarce, or representative, in order to ensure its permanence and its capacity for regeneration», reads the ruling.
It’s over. The works must stand and the MOP should make a self-criticism and raise their environmental standards. Rivers of water governance require multi-stakeholder steward, as it will be discussed at the end of March in the Chillán Campus of the University of Concepción. Seven times thanks to the Court and Amanda Droguett, Zúñiga y Toquihua by having community respect Traintrain who sleeps next to the river never tamed.
 

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