So much clouding has been thrown about the date that ENI’s drilling ship Saipem will be allowed to enter Portuguese waters, and start drilling, that we at ASMAA feel its important to clarify a few issues and to place things in context.
In the past few weeks the government disinformation machine has been moving at full throttle. Let’s take a look at what is fiction (The Spin) and what is the hidden truth.
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ASMAA announced today that they are contesting in court the decision taken by the Portuguese government to allow the drilling by ENI to proceed without an environmental impact assessment.
Since we can remember, many government representatives, starting with the Prime Minister Antonio Costa to the minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, the likes of Minister of Environment, and many other less underlings continue with the same story line, that oil and gas exploration in Portugal is only “Pesquisa”, it is only "Exploration".
As a response to the proliferating evidence of the risks and harms of fracking—augmented by increasing concern about the many remaining uncertainties—various countries, states, and municipalities have instituted bans and moratoria.
On Friday, 6 April 2018 a major lawsuit against the state got underway in Portugal. The lawsuit was lodged by ASMAA in a class action representing everyone that signed a petition that was dismissed by the Portuguese parliament on 21 December 2017.
Na segunda-feira, 5 de março, a APA abriu um processo de consulta pública para avaliar os motivos e as motivações para que concedam ou rejeitem a necessidade de uma Avaliação de Impacto Ambiental para a perfuração de um furo na área de concessão de Santola na Baía do Alentejo. Esta consulta pública encerra em 16 de abril.
On Monday 5 March a public consultation process has been opened by APA to assess the grounds and motivations for them to grant or reject the need of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the drilling of one well in the Santola concession area in the Alentejo Bay. This public consultation closes on 16 April.
Our day in court is now just around the corner and is fast approaching. But to be ready with a well-substantiated case, it has taken us nearly three years of background work: - to build the necessary support documentation files, as well as conducting extensive technical and legal research so as to identify the appropriate claims and arguments that can be used.
We would like to share with all of you, and in plain language, the legal process in Portugal relating to court injunctions (urgent applications / providências cautelares) and court applications against oil companies and the government.