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Mexican Environmental Agency Gives Tiger Woods Golf Resort Green Light

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Aired 5/15/09

Environmentalists plan to challenge a Mexican environmental permit issued earlier this week for a private golf resort in Ensenada. Mexico's federal environmental agency has given the project the go ahead.

Environmentalists plan to challenge a Mexican environmental permit issued earlier this week for a private golf resort in Ensenada. Mexico's federal environmental agency has given the project the go ahead.

The web page for the resort, called Punta Brava, boasts an 18 hole ocean front golf course designed by Tiger Woods, dozens of three to $12 million estates, 70 villas, a spa and clubhouse.

It'd be built on a pristine peninsula at the southern end of Ensenada.

Environmentalists have been fighting the project since it was proposed.

Carla Garcia is leading the fight.

"It's a very detrimental project for that specific area which has native habitat. It has cultural heritage and archaeological sites that would be destroyed because the golf course calls for dynamiting a lot of this area."

Garcias says she plans to challenge the environmental permit because the impact report was not thorough.

Baja California's Secretary of Tourism says the resort would put Baja on the map as a world class golf destination and attract new high-end tourism to the region.

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marthasusanapriske | June 14, 2009 at 9:26 p.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

Would like to know how is Carla Garcia doing with her attempts to get going with the construction of Punta Brava Resort, in Ensenada. Would like to know her email address. I am a Realtor in California, and I am interested in knowing what is going on with this fabulous project. If she can write to me, I will appreciate it very much. Thank you so much!

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marthasusanapriske | June 14, 2009 at 9:37 p.m. ― 5 years, 6 months ago

Please disregard my previous emal concerning Carla Garcia. I was looking at the wrong information. Perhaps, it would be beneficial to find out if Carla will be successful in her attempts to stop the building project at Punta Brava.

Any information about this project will be greatly appreciated. Thank you again.

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marthasusanapriske | December 18, 2009 at 6:58 p.m. ― 5 years ago

I am back again. I would like to have Carla Garcia's email. I am a Realtor, and interested on this project as a Realtor, or as a sales rep for the high-end new home sales.

Please advise as soon as possible. Thanks!

Martha Susana Priske

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