Friday , October 22 2021

Odemira approves the decision to abandon the oil exploration project


The municipality of Orense recalls that along with
The Municipal Assembly has always held a unanimous position
oil exploration on the south-west coast, condemning
inconsistency in the adoption of oil exploration before
Natural Park, in the coastal zone with exceptional environmental qualities
At the European level, with species protected by Community directives
and with very demanding protection systems for the population.

The commune council of Odemira is unacceptable, that to the southwest
Alentejano is dealing with exploration without prior consultation
local authorities, without research on impact assessments
economic, social and environmental goals in
Portugal under the Paris Agreement which
the transition from energy to a cheaper economy.

Local authorities believe that this investment is
which may increase environmental, economic and social risks,
in a region based on tourism, fisheries and

In the statement, the commune also reminds that in
In March 2017, he decided to join
stop the search process outside Aljezur in May
2018, approved the rejection of the decision
Portuguese Environmental Agency regarding
obligation to carry out an environmental impact assessment.

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