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AMLO’s $9 Billion Refinery Hit With Lawsuit by Mexican Opponent

Dec. 13, 2021, 3:00 PM

A Mexican opposition activist has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s $8.9 billion oil refinery, alleging that it is being built on land set aside for environmental protection.

The injunction request, filed in August, says that state oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos is illegally building the Dos Bocas refinery in the president’s home state of Tabasco on an area it promised to conserve and that it redacted public documents to hide the potential ecological damage.

The project “violates the right to a healthy environment and the principal that whoever contaminates pays, as established ...