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Tamaulipas will give priority to clean energy

The Governor, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, said that the Tamaulipas government sent an initiative to the State Congress to establish a tax on polluting companies derived from the use of fuel oil.

TAM-110-2020

June 14 of the 2020

Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato.- In defense of clean energies and protection of the environment, the Government of Tamaulipas has proposed the creation of a tax on polluting emissions derived from the use of fuel oils.

In the framework of the press conference of the leaders of the Association of Governors of National Action in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, García Cabeza de Vaca He said that with measures like this, the state will prioritize clean energies over those that represent a source of pollution for the environment.

“If they are limiting us in the generation of clean energy, renewable energy, of course there are also options for states to continue promoting the generation of clean and renewable energy because those that use fuel oil such as CFE, are polluting and generating health problems public, in the particular case of Tamaulipas an initiative has already been presented to the State Congress where we will be generating a tax for those companies that are using fuel oil for power generation, ”said the Governor.

The initiative, sent to the State Congress on June 10, proposes to add a chapter to the Tamaulipas State Finance Law regarding environmental taxes, creating a tax that is equivalent to 3 Units of Measurement and Update (UMAS) per ton emitted from carbon dioxide.

This new chapter of the Treasury Law of the State of Tamaulipas, proposes to allocate the resources collected by this concept specifically to the support of local health institutions and services, as well as to promote research and innovation in applications for preventive and therapeutic use.

Additionally, this income would allow the creation of funds for the development of public policies and programs for sustainable energy efficiency in the state of Tamaulipas.

"The new generations are crying out for us to stop polluting, to see options for generating clean and renewable energy," said Garcia. Cabeza de Vaca.

He added that "today, unfortunately, the public policies regarding energy generation by the Federal Government have been changed, putting billions of dollars at risk in existing investments and others in the process of construction, and we have seen, in the states the need to implement legal measures, such as imposing a tax on polluting companies ».

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