The Ombudsman’s office of Menorca has started a campaign for gaining support to ask for an effective control of the atmospheric contamination produced by the Central Power Station in the Port of Mahón. Everyone can show their support. If you wish to sign the declaration you can do so by clicking here. Continue reading Action against environmental contamination
A visible and immediate monitoring system of contaminating emissions into the atmosphere. This is what GOB asks the Port Authority in order to have better control of the quality of air in the Port of Mahon. Continue reading Control of atmospheric emissions in the Port of Mahon
An invalid licence giving full rights. This is how GOB believes the licence should be considered. It is the one that the Es Migjorn Town Council gave for installing piped gas, despite the technical reports and the fact that it was illegal. So, now a written request to make an official revision of this licence has been submitted. Continue reading Appeal against the fait accompli of piped gas in Es Migjorn
With technical reports and legal opinions against, with a written order by the mayor saying that the licence ought to be given whatever, with two companies standing in the way, no one can see who has the concession for gas. In Es Migjorn, the argument on piped gas has taken on new dimensions. Continue reading The Kafkaesque licensing of Es Migjorn Gas
Centuries ago, Machiavelli warned that the iron hand is usually disguised by a velvet glove. When the true nature of things becomes apparent, there is often a risk that while power is maintained, authority is lost. And when authority is lost, it becomes difficult to keep control. Continue reading Don’t lose the thread
GOB believes that the commitment for installing piped gas in each street in the towns of the island is a strategic mistake. It implies creating a huge amount of work (more than 500 km of ditches) on something for which there is so little demand. Continue reading Complaints about piping gas in the east of Menorca
GOB has sent a complete report on the environmental problems generated by the central electricity power station in Mahon to the new Minister of Energy and the Environment, in the transitional government in Madrid, Teresa Ribera, asking for favourable regulations concerning renewable energies in order to reduce contamination. Continue reading A report to the new Minister regarding the central electricity power station
The different island sections of GOB came together over the days of 15 and 16 June, in Mallorca, for the meeting of the Inter Island Board of Directors. This reunion happens annually, rotating between the various Balearic Islands. On this occasion a résumé of their activities and the interisland accounts were given for 2017, audited externally. In addition the budget for 2018 was approved. Continue reading GOB notes the stagnation of politics in environmental protection of the land and sea
Documents sent by institutions and companies to the relevant Ministry advised that the application procedure for the project for seismic prospecting had many defects. As a result, there is now extra time available to publicise information on this matter to more people. Continue reading Extra time for collecting support for the allegations made against the seismic prospecting: until 3 July
26,000 people sent allegations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation made against MedSalt for their latest project for seismic prospecting in the sea around the islands.
The combined efforts of the Aliança Mar Blava succeeded in achieving a huge public response so that, in just a month, a campaign was formed and signatures, mainly from the Balearic Islands, were collected.
Many associations, collectives, commercial and private individuals became heavily involved. Very noticeable were the tables set up in the streets for the platform of Menorca Diu No (Menorca Says No). It shows what can be achieved when people combine their efforts.
Thanks to appeals made by the legally registered associations pointing out various formal deficiencies in the application procedure for the project there is, consequently, a new opportunity for explaining the issues to the public and allow an increase in the number of people making the allegations against the project during the next few weeks.
We are promoting different initiatives to gain a moratorium on any new projects for seismic prospecting with guns using compressed air as well as exploring for hydrocarbons. In addition, the Central government in the Congress of Deputies is being pressed to stop vetoing the law for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea that stops projects of this style. This was approved unanimously in the Balearic Parliament.
Many thanks to everyone who has helped.