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ASMAA was informed that last week, on the 25 January, the BE requested during a sitting of parliament, documentation from Ministry of Economy and from the DGRM as a result of the extension autorization of the ENI/Galp consortium drilling contract in the Alentejo Basin off Aljezur coast.

A very interesting article in the Express online newspaper of today (28 January 2018) which raised some eyebrows. A dispute between two organs of the state? Really? We don't think so, but nice try from the government PR machinne.

It was with utter astonishment that we read a copy of the TUPEM licence granted to ENI on 11 January 2017 by the DGRM signed by Miguel Sequeira who was then its Director General.

ENI the Italian company that is at the forefront of controversy and facing various civic actions against them in Portugal, has a reputational history that should raise serious concerns with our Portuguese government and with the people of Portugal.

From standing against various lobbies (oil, gas and deep-sea mining) as well as a government fully in support of oil and gas drilling (both on land and at sea), to supporting fire victims in the North of Portugal, this year we’ve faced many challenges. But thanks to our work together – supporters, members, activists and volunteers – we have a lot to be proud of in 2017.

The underhanded manner in which governments and their colluding partners act in subversive brainwashing campaigns, in an endeavour to advance their oil and gas exploration agenda in Portugal, can at times be truly disgusting.

'I had to leave' - Former state seismologist testifies that officials coerced him to alter research on induced quakes! This article are extracts from court document which you will find in the attachment section below.

Rumours that Galp/ENI would be seeking to have its Drilling Works Program (Proposed Scope of Work) for 2018 submitted for comments to local municipalities started to surface on Wednesday the 8 November.

2000 Km, villages without count, and meeting many, many people. Seeing with eyes that see, hearing with ears that heard, and observing quietly, and digesting all that we experienced in our extended trip.

More than one year ago we started thinking about opening our very own charity and up-cycling shop, but circumstances and lack of funds kept on forcing us to put it on a backburner …

Christmas is just around the corner, a few weeks away, and as many of you will know at ASMAA we have been actively involved in assisting the fire victims up north - now we want to do something different to help them over the festive season. Will you help us achieve it by filling a Christmas Shoebox?

After many nights without being able to sleep, with images of a “war zone created by questionable fires”, and destroyed areas crossing my mind every time I close my eyes, at ASMAA we launch today a challenge to our MPs in the Portuguese parliament.

Is it at all possible that ENI/Galp could still drill in the deep offshore off Aljezur’s coast in spite of all denials by government? Is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

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