Genoa – Once again, the Liguria Regional Council reaffirms its opposition to mining research in the Mont Blanc area8,243 hectares in the Genoese and La Spezia hinterland, which involves the Valleys Graveglia, Petronio and Vara, granted by the ministries of the environment and cultural heritage to the company Energia minerals Italia for copper, lead, manganese, zinc, silver, gold, cobalt, nickel and associated minerals. This afternoon, the classroom unanimously approved an agenda presented by the leader of the Democratic Party, Luca Garibaldiwhich commits the council to sign the appeal against the authorization, promoted by the municipalities involved and by the local communities.
“The deed was presented a couple of months ago and there are probably no more technical times to sign the appeal – specifies Luca Garibaldi – but it is, however, an important political acknowledgment. would be affected by the permit is characterized by a tourist vocation that is based on the enhancement of local productions and traditions, on the rediscovery of the landscape and natural beauties of the path network. The opening of new quarries and mines would be penalizing for the territory and would compromise years of work to promote sustainable tourism that is attentive to local traditions “.
The positive opinion for the council came from the councilor Marco Scajola who, however, asked the leader of the Democratic Party for a commitment: “As soon as the session is over, send this agenda to Minister Dario Franceschini, an authoritative member of your party. Generally, these measures remain in the hands of the Ministry of the Environment, but this time it was not like that and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage also signed the favorable opinion on research in a prestigious area “.
The commissioner states that “we are not against mining regardless: the quarries provide approximately 2,000 jobs in Liguria. But we would like to have the opportunity to decide in our own home if it is right and appropriate for an extractive activity to take place: we need to listen to the territory and be more respectful “. Scajola, in any case, ensures that” we have agreed with the Municipalities a defensive line to be ready to counter any invasive action that we would not tolerate “.
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