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Matasejún claims against seven wind farms

The promoting company affirms that the environmental impact does not exist and the landscape impact will be acceptable. In contrast, "we consider that both impacts will be significant for our town. The type of wind turbines to be installed requires a large volume of ground movement, which will impact habitat and birdlife. Matasejún would be surrounded on three of its four sides by wind turbines. The impact would create a significant increase in noise and light pollution. Turbine lighting would destroy the darkness of the area." 

The Matasejún Association has presented demands regardingadministrative authorization of the 7 wind projects included in RETASA I, (Matasejún, Sarnago, San Pedro Manrique, Taniñe, Fuentes de Magaña, Cerbón, and Pobar), which were published in the Bulletin Official of Castilla y León on August 19 and 20.

Altogether, RETASA I proposes the installation of 79 large and powerful wind turbines in Tierras Altas.

At the same time, this Association has reported its concerns to the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (its Sub-Directorate General for Environmental Assessment, and its Secretary of State for Energy) and has submitted a complaint to the Procurator del Común de Castilla y León .

This decision wasmade after consulting with theassociation's members, which included71 percent participation, and the support of 97 percent.

"From the Matasejún Association we are committed to the development of renewable energies in Spain, both to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and act against climate change, as well as to reduce and eliminate nuclear energy generation. For this reason, the Matasejún Association considers wind farms to be asource of... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The Matasejún Association has presented demands regarding administrative authorization of the 7 wind projects included in RETASA I, (Matasejún, Sarnago, San Pedro Manrique, Taniñe, Fuentes de Magaña, Cerbón, and Pobar), which were published in the Bulletin Official of Castilla y León on August 19 and 20.

Altogether, RETASA I proposes the installation of 79 large and powerful wind turbines in Tierras Altas.

At the same time, this Association has reported its concerns to the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (its Sub-Directorate General for Environmental Assessment, and its Secretary of State for Energy) and has submitted a complaint to the Procurator del Común de Castilla y León .

This decision was made after consulting with the association's members, which included 71 percent participation, and the support of 97 percent.

"From the Matasejún Association we are committed to the development of renewable energies in Spain, both to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and act against climate change, as well as to reduce and eliminate nuclear energy generation. For this reason, the Matasejún Association considers wind farms to be a source of wealth (promoter companies, city councils, land owners, directly affected towns, etc.). However, there must be proper management of the RETASA I project placement, construction and operation. Proper sensitivity to the environmental and impacts to the community are needed to ensure the project proves to be a good development engine for the region," he said in a statement.

Being clear about the positive aspects of wind projects in Tierras Altas, this association has raised serious concerns and requests the following: 

  • We are considered an interested party and we are again given part in all the administrative procedures in which such right is recognized.
  • That the requests for administrative authorization of the 7 wind farms that make up RETASA I be consolidated into a single request for all of them.

In short, the Matasejún Association is concerned about two aspects about the RETASA-Matasejún Wind Farm.

In the first place, the promoting company affirms that the environmental impact does not exist and the landscape impact will be acceptable.

In contrast, "we consider that both impacts will be significant for our town. The type of wind turbines to be installed requires a large volume of ground movement, which will impact habitat and birdlife. Matasejún would be surrounded on three of its four sides by wind turbines. The impact would create a significant increase in noise and light pollution. Turbine lighting would destroy the darkness of the area," he pointed out.

Secondly, they are extremely concerned about the compensation policy developed so far from the San Pedro Manrique City Council to Matasejún.

Specifically, the town of Matasejún has been suffering the impact of 27 wind turbines at the Magaña Wind Farm since 2002, 16 of them in the historic district of Matasejún and built on municipal land. This is a good time to address the Merger Agreement signed between the municipalities of San Pedro, Matasejún, Sarnago, Taniñe and Ventosa in 1971, ratified by Decree 650/1972.

Therefore, from this association the necessary steps will be developed to achieve a more reasonable development of wind energy in the region in general and in Matasejún in particular with regard to securing the livability of the towns.

"We want sustainable development, in which a reasonable coexistence with our natural environment is assured. Valuing our nature and landscape as a source of rural development. We want development that is more sensitive to the people, where our landscape, and the quality of life of people are taken into account without exposing the area to unacceptable noise levels, "he argued.

Likewise, it has shown its willingness to work with more entities and affected peoples, as well as thanking the critical opinions of cultural personalities such as Julio Llamazares, and Abel Hernández, in recent days.

Translation to English assisted using Google Translate


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SEP 30 2020
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