A CORUÑA, SPAIN - Hundreds of people have demonstrated this Sunday in A Coruña to demand that political parties and institutions "stop the wind invasion" and promote a "radical change" in the energy model .
Under the slogan 'O pobo galego united against energy invasion', the demonstrators gathered in front of the Government Delegation to then march through some of the most central streets of the Herculean city with slogans such as 'We don't want muiños diante dos fuciños' , 'Let them escoiten us, we want to live or mount' or 'Ascidades eo rural contra el espolio do capital'.
With this demonstration, they request "immediate and concrete" actions that focus on the care of Life and "outside the push of the market, on the path to energy sovereignty."
"In Galicia we are facing a strategy to legalize the destruction of our land and our sea ," they argue in the manifesto. In this regard, they point out that since 2020 Galicia has been subject to the " compulsory request for authorizations for industrial wind farms".
"This raises a growing social concern and an exponential increase in the number of people directly threatened by the loss of land and homes, and the irreversible deterioration of their living environment," they say.
They insist that most of the wind turbines in the almost 180 wind industrial projects already built measure less than 50 meters , "and proliferated covered by a Wind Sector Plan from 1997 , the same one that is still in force."
In addition, they add, 85% of those that are in the processing phase reach 248 meters -- "almost five times the Tower of Hercules" --, with diameters of around 150 meters. "The recent legislation reduces the time of public exposure and makes it difficult or even prevents claiming these projects," they warn.
They also clarify that of these percentages, the great part is found in towns and villages with less than 5,000 inhabitants. All in all, "it is a problem that also directly affects urban areas" .
"Not only because the waters that supply these populations are in affected areas, but also because it is a matter of dignity to defend our right to live in a healthy territory ," they explain.
Criticism of the Administration
They collected data from the Galicia Macrowind Report (IMG), carried out by social organizations and presented earlier this year, where it is stated that 330,831 homes would be less than two kilometers from a wind turbine, of which 13,122 would be less than 500 meters.
In addition, 2,522 wind turbines would be within the areas linked to the Natura 2000 Network, while 19.2% of the area of the Neighborhood Mountains in Common Hand.
They also criticize that during the first eight months of the wind moratorium announced by the Xunta, 48 new wind industrial estates have been processed by the Xunta, and eight by the State Government. Likewise, they denounce that less than ten companies cover the vast majority of industrial estates in process in Galicia.
To put an end to this situation, they claim, "other strategies" are necessary, such as " direct social pressure on the people who make and vote on the laws, confronting the influence of the lobby of the renewable industries in the current development policies in all levels of public administration.
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