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 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.
Medserv, a Maltese company which provides logistical services to oil companies, has been awarded awarded a contract by ENI to support its exploration activities offshore Portugal in the Alentejo Basin.
The Algarve needs YOU to assist us to STOP all the planned exploration drilling in our waters and on our land. The planned exploration means that should the oil companies contracts not be cancelled we will be facing the serious threat of FRACKING on land and in our ocean. Please read this appeal and join your voice to ours.
On the 14 May 2016, Antonio Costa visited Loule in his capacity of Prime Minister and as leader of the PS (Socialist Party), and ASMAA planning ahead, decided to use this opportunity to hand over a letter to him and to join in the protest manifestation. On arrival we spoke to senior GNR personnel to get permission to hand over our letter, who in turn referred our request to the team from the Socialist Party that were responsible for organising and managing the event.
An open letter to all international organisations fighting to preserve our global natural environments, fighting against the fossilfuel industry and promoting a safe transition to green technologies and alternative energy sources. Join your voice to ours.
It has been confirmed by one of our members that Joao Carvalho, a geologist employed full time by Portfuel has been on the controversial water-drilling site located in the Perdigao area of Aljezur for the past few months.
On the 27 April 2016, activist achieved a small victory when the suspect oil and gas exploration drilling work halted in the Perdigão area of Rogil. After months of fighting by local community group - Preservar Aljezur and by ASMAA, after many reports and engagements with authorities, indeed a small victory in this war.