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TCPS, Texas Center for Policy Studies Research for Community Action

Economic/Environmental Integration Reports

TCPS and two Mexican organizations, La Neta and Fronteras Comunes, recently issued a call for proposals from Mexican civic and other non-governmental organizations for case studies examining the public health, community and environmental impacts related to the North American Free Trade Agreement and economic integration between the U.S. and Mexico. Four case studies were chosen and reports written.

The studies highlight particular cases where the integration of the Canadian, U.S. and Mexican economies and the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement has either positively or negatively affected the local environment, regulatory climate, public health or indigenous communities. The goals are to better understand the linkage among environment, community and trade and investment and to develop alternative solutions for reducing adverse impacts.

New Reports

  • Energy Use in the N. American Cement Industry: Emissions, Waste Generation and Pollution Control, 1990-2001(full report)

  • Lessons from a Free Trade Era in Mexico: Environmental and Social Impacts in Sonora, Aguascalientes, Tabasco and Oaxaca (full report, including introduction and 4 case studies (which can also be accessed individually below))

  • The Effects of Industrialization and the Maquiladora Export Industry on the Economy, Health and Environment of Aguascalientes (full report)

  • Los Efectos de la Industrialización y del Sector Maquiladora de Exportación en la Economía, La Salud y El Ambiente en Aguascalientes(Full Report, statistical annex of tables)

  • Acuíferos y Libre Comercio: El Caso de la Costa de Hermosillo (full report)

  • Aquifers and Free Trade: An Hermosillo Coast Case Study (full report)

  • Tratadoras Térmicas de Residuos Peligrosos: Caso Tabasco (Cover, full report in Spanish)

  • Hazardous Waste Incineration and Combustion: A Tabasco Case Study (English Summary Document)

  • Intereses y Resistencias: El Plan Puebla-Panamá y el Corredor Carretero Oaxaca-Istmo-Huatulco (Cover, full report)

  • Interests and Objections: The Puebla-Panamá Plan and the Oaxaca-Istmo-Huatulco Project(Cover, full report)

    Previous Reports

  • The Generation and Managment of Hazardous Wastes and Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipments between Mexico, Canada and the United States 1990-2000 (Available in PDF format)

  • The Forestry Industry in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua: Social, Ecological and Economic Impacts (Available in PDF format)

  • Hazardous Waste Management in the United States-Mexico Border States: More Questions than Answers Second Edition Updated, March, 2000 (Available in PDF format)

    Marisa Jacott, Fronteras Comunes
    Phone (5) 682-67-63

    Cyrus Reed, Texas Center for Policy Studies
    Tel: 512-474-0811, Fax: 512-474-7846

    Olinca Marino, La Neta - Emisiones
    Tel/Fax: (5) 5-54-19-80

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