President Enrique Peña Nieto led an evaluation meeting during which he reviewed
the current status of the environmental contingency in the Valley of Mexico.
“The aim is to ensure that air quality in the Valley of Mexico does not jeopardize
the population’s health under any weather conditions.”
The president instructed Ministry of the Environment, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán to ensure that all the authorities of the
states comprising the megalopolis:
Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Puebla,
Morelos and Tlaxcala, have widespread coordination to define new standards and establish
Emergency Vehicle Verification Guidelines for the benefit of all their
These standards must go beyond addressing a particular situation to protect air
quality and ensure the population’s health. They must, both now and in the
coming years, improve the quality of the air breathed by the population in the
–Incorporate the best
technologies available worldwide to guarantee low polluting emissions from the cars
on the road.
- SEMARNAT will promote the necessary agreements within the Environmental
Commission of the Megalopolis to update
and reorient the Environmental Air Contingency Program.
- New standards and
instruments will be adopted to steadily reduce air pollution indices.
“As part of its functions, the government will
review the Air Quality Standard that must exist to ensure that local
governments determine the mechanisms that must be followed to comply with this
new air quality standard.”