10:55 p.m., Aug. 31
Baja resort developers resubmit plan
Developers of a potential mega-resort north of Los Cabos have resubmitted their plans to construct the controversial tourist destination. President Felipe Calderon said the original plans were scrapped in June because of threats to the natural eco-system.
According to the Associated Press, the re-proposed resort would have around 23,400 hotel rooms, a golf course, and a 300 boat marina. The developers dropped their original plans of 30,000 hotel rooms, moved the resort inland by 200 meters, and are leaving some of the land untouched in hopes to sooth ecological worries.
The Mexican Center for Environmental Law said Monday that the project would still harm the natural reef with sediment, waste discharge, and salt.
The proposed resort is near Cabo Pulmo, a 90 minute drive northeast of Los Cabos.