Xarxa d'Mayors of the Marina Alta met next to the fish market building Pòsit Denia to sign an institutional declaration against oil exploration on the Mediterranean coast. The event was supported by the presence of members of the Fishermen's Association of Denia.
Prior to the signing, the mayors of Dénia, Ana Kringe, JáveaJosé Chulvi, Jalón, Joan Miquel Garcés and Sanet i Els Negrals, Juan Alejandro Mut, members of the special commission set up to act as interlocutor with supra-municipal administrations on the subject of polls, read the document that embodies the "resounding social rejection , businesses and institutions to this project. "
Institutional declaration signed
"Given the threat that seismic surveys would pose in order to find oil deposits off the Valencian coast, the Xarxa d'Alcaldes de la Marina Alta urges the Ministry of Industry of the Government of Spain to immediately halt the project to consider that the projected surveys are contrary to the productive structure of the region and do not entail any type of economic and social benefit for its inhabitants, since the extraction of hydrocarbons will not entail neither more wealth nor more employment.
We also consider that the industrial exploitation of marine underground resources constitutes a clear threat to the economy and productive structure of the Marina Alta region, since it poses a certain risk to vital sectors of the local economy such as tourism, fishing and fishing. the gastronomy.
Polls themselves represent a geological disturbance with unforeseeable consequences that will affect high-value marine ecosystems, impacting on environmental, economic and social situation of our environment.
There is also a resounding social, business and institutional rejection to this project, so the Xarxa d'Mayors of High Navy requires the Ministry of Industry immediate cessation of authorized oil exploration ".
They have participated in the signing ceremony representatives of the following towns: Alcanalí, Beniarbeig, Benidoleig, Benissa, Calpe, Gata, Jesús Pobre, Llíber, Ondara, Orba, Parcent, Pedreguer, Pego, Poble Nou de Benitachell, Els Poblets, Senija , Teulada- Moraira, El Verger, La Xara, Sanet i Negrals Els, Xalo, Xàbia and Dénia.
The members of the special commission have taken advantage of the meeting to sign the letter that today will be sent to the Vice President of the Consell and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Water, José Císcar, requesting a meeting as soon as possible "to address and raise concerns of the citizens that make up the Marina Alta on oil exploration in the Gulf of Valencia ”.