There were many actions before 2012, some done by the founders of ASMAA from 2009 and others by Mendes Bota an MP for the Algarve in the Portuguese Parliament that had been raising awareness for many years. Nonetheless, it was from early in January 2012 that more actions were taken in Portugal. Here, we attempt to give you a synopsis of what actions were taken and by whom. This list is not exaustive but is a clear indication of the efforts of many people and organisations spread across Portugal to raise awareness in the general population.
Algarve Resident, 27-Sep-2013
A petition to prevent fuel companies Repsol and Partex from starting deep-sea oil and gas drilling in the Algarve in early 2014 has been launched by Algarve Surf and Marine Activities Association.
The association claims that the first exploration will take place at only eight kilometres from the coastline “amidst much secrecy and chronic lack of information from all parties involved”.
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