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.
Here you can see an interesting video by 360.org that explains so well why we do not agree with the implementation of Natural Gas in Menorca, apart from that, temporarily, at the main power station in Mahon Harbour.
We are building a movement of GAS-tivists who are organising to stop fossil gas.We have a choice to make : fossil fuels or a livable planet. It's now or never. Will you join us?Animation and Text by Kevin BucklandSound and Video Editing by Lucia ArminoMusic by Supergood www.supergood.orgSupported by Rosalux-Europa (Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels office)
Gepostet von Gastivists am Mittwoch, 28. März 2018
The loss of the electricity connection between Mallorca and Menorca due to the breakup of the cable found to be in bad condition, gives us a scenario worse than anything we have had until now. It means that the two islands could cause even more pollution from energy production than before so it is urgent that the public and institutions react and demand clean energy. Continue reading Energy supply at a cross roads in Menorca
As we explained in a former post, we sent a petition to the Balearic Government to allow checks at the Central Electricity Power Plant in Mahon.
Now you can sign this petition for a public control of the emissions: Continue reading Add your signature requesting public monitoring of the contaminating emissions in Menorca
GOB has sent a written request to the Balearic Government asking that a series of records made by the Central Electricity Power Station in Mahon is checked. The association has had access to documentation which has worrying information. Continue reading Petition for allowing checks at the Central Electricity Power Station of Menorca
Reducing pollution emissions is a question of health as well as being a statutory obligation. The news which was published on Monday 13 November warned that the Central Government in Madrid does not accept changing the fuel of the central power station. This requires further explanation. Continue reading Mahon central power station and health
It has been sometime since the debate on the evolution of energy began. Everyone declares they are in favour of renewables, but at the moment of making a decision on where and how, there are usually discrepancies. Continue reading Reflecting on energy
GOB has recently brought charges against the project to implement gas in the area to the east of Menorca (Mahon, Es Castell, Sant Lluís and Alaior) and which has now been made public. Continue reading Challenges to the implementation of gas supply to the east of Menorca