The platform Salvemos la Sierra de la Estancias organised last weekend, Saturday 21 May, a day of coexistence in the Albojense hamlet of Las Pocicas, to explain to the neighbours the progress made in the fight against the current route of the 400kv line, which will cross the countryside in the north of Almeria. At the meeting a manifesto was read, a big cross was made among the neighbours and a bar was set up. The town council of Albox collaborated on this occasion with a paella for the neighbourhood platform.
This weekend, the neighbourhood day of coexistence is moved to the Oria hamlet of Los Cerricos, with the same format: explaining to the neighbours the progress achieved, reading of a manifesto, bar in the square of this hamlet. On this occasion, the Oria Town Council has set up a large marquee.
The next coexistence days will take place in the Rambla del Saliente in Santa Rosa in June.
As explained by the Platform in a press release, “the aim of the conviviality days is to protest against the publication in the B.O.P. of Almeria on 22/11/21/21 of the new law, which will be published in the B.O.P. of Almeria. de Almería dated 22/11/21 of the Relación de Bienes y derechos afectados Línea aérea de transporte de energía eléctrica a 400 kV doble circuito Baza-Ribina, included as an Annex in the Anuncio de la Dependencia de Industria y Energía de la Subdelegación del Gobierno en Almería; with the intention of making clear to all the bodies involved, our most radical opposition to the construction of the 400 kV line, as this project is a serious attack on organic farming, will have a serious environmental impact, and will not only affect the landscape, but will also have negative consequences on protected species of fauna and flora, which have not been taken into account in the Environmental Impact Study; This will only lead to further depopulation, if possible, in the villages in the north of the province, as it will also harm the development of rural tourism, as a means of economic growth in the area”.
A few weeks ago, the platform “SALVEMOS LA SIERRA DE LAS ESTANCIAS”, together with the Town Councils of Albox, Oria, Taberno and Vélez Rubio, denounced before the European Commission that the Plan for the Development of the Electricity Transmission Grid 2015-2020, approved by Agreement of the Council of Ministers on 16 October 2015 (BOE nº 254, of 23.10. 2015), commonly known as the 2015-2020 Energy Plan, violated Directive 2001/42 on the environmental assessment of plans and programmes, and Directives 2003/4/EC and 2003/35/EC on public access to environmental information and public participation in drawing up plans and programmes, in that, for its approval, it was not subject to the strategic environmental assessment procedure provided for in Law 21/2013, of 9 December, on environmental assessment (hereinafter, Law 21/2013).