"Environmentalists Say Puerto Rico Governor Rolling Back Environmental Protection"

"SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Sweeping from lush mountain rain forests to pristine beaches, a corridor of land protected by Puerto Rico's last governor hosts dozens of rare and endangered species and was championed by celebrities who helped fight off resort proposals.

Now new Gov. Luis Fortuno has revoked the reserve as part of a drive to bring jobs and investment for the U.S. territory's struggling economy. And activists see a broader pattern of looser protection for the island's environment."

Mike Melia reports for the Associated Press November 16, 2009.

Source: AP, 11/17/2009