Environmental advocates release gubernatorial candidates’ responses to questionnaire
SAN JUAN – A coalition of environmental groups working for the conservation of resources, education on climate change and the promotion of recycling in Puerto Rico revealed Tuesday a questionnaire to which the gubernatorial candidates responded.
The document presents the positions of each candidate regarding the island’s environmental protection and sustainable development. Each candidate was presented with six questions and requested to reply in 50 words or less.
The document will be distributed throughout the island so voters can use it to help them make their decision when voting in the Nov. 8 elections.
The coalition comprises more than 100 community groups, churches and corporations, including Ben and Jerry’s, Sierra Club and El Puente: Enlace Latino de Acción Climática (ELAC), whose locations will make a printed version of the document available. It and can also be accessed at http://www.benandjerryspr.com/cuestionario2016.html.
The questionnaire presents the candidates’ responses to questions regarding climate change, recycling, incineration, agriculture and the Guayama coal plant.