This week has had loads of development in the ongoing Portfuel saga.
ASMAA representatives will be meeting with AMAL (Algarve Councils Association) representatives on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at their offices in Faro to get up-to-date information about the two court interdicts lodged at the Loulé court by AMAL in July 2016 to stop the Galp/ENI offshore exploration drilling in the Aljezur offshore and the contracts with Sousa Cintra’s Portfuel which cover more than 50% of the Algarve onshore region.
Following on from representing Surfers for Cetaceans(S4C) outside the International Whaling Commission(IWC) in Slovenia, co-founder Howie Cooke, on invitation from Women for Whales and Laurinda Seabra (ASMAA), went to Lagos, Portugal to lend support to a broad resistance to offshore fracking, oil platform and deep-sea mining proposals in the Algarve.
ASMAA is planning on openning its first charity shop in the Algarve in the first quarter of 2017, to be located in the Lagos town. The shop will be a mix between a traditional charity shop and an Up-cycle shop. It is expected to be a meeting venue for patrons as well as an information hub.
ASMAA believes the time has come to run a regional referendum in the Algarve under its campaign program “Dar Voz ao Povo – Giving Voice to the People”.
The anti-oil community group from Vila do Bispo in Algarve did they bit on behalf of all the people and organizations fighting against Fracking onshore and offshore in Portugal. Here's some pictures from their beach action in Vila do Bispo - Algarve - Portugal, in support of the international call.
On 19 October 2016, a team from ASMAA attended a seminar titled “Preserving the Marine Environment” organised by the Portuguese Port Authority of Portimão.
It was with great interest that I read an interview in ECO123 with Luis Guerreiro, Director of Partex (100% controlled by the Gulbenkian Foundation) who is responsible for Exploration and New Business Development which was posted online on 28 March 2016.
Imagems trazidas pelos nossos amigos do Tavira em Transição apos a visita a Huelva esta semana. Eles deixão aqui uma mensagem para todos que residem no Algarve.
Massive opposition from day one plagued the public consultation regarding the TUPEM application by the ENI/Galp consortium to drill a well off the Aljezur coast.
The Illusion: That Galp has the mandate to cancel the drilling operation. Carry on reading to see what is the Reality.
The 3rd of August is the last day to submit your objection to a deep offshore exploration well to the DGRM, and we have planed to use that date as the beginning of our August campaign “Banners on the Beach across the Algarve”.
Last week was an eventful week. Two demonstrations, handing over of opposition submissions to Portuguese Parliament and to the management of DGRM followed by a very successful “Manifesta” in Aljezur on Saturday the 25 June.