Friday, August 12

The collection of signatures for the rights of the Mar Menor pulverizes half a million and will go to Congress with 640,000 supporters

The promoters of the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) of the Mar Menor have delivered on Wednesday morning to the Central Electoral Board of Mandrid the amount of 639,826 signatures, 28% more than those necessary to present in Congress a law to provide rights to the Mar Menor. The promoters of the environmental initiative have not had to make use of the three-month extension, recently approved by the Bureau of Congress.

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“The success of this initiative conveys the feelings of citizens in the face of the environmental disaster”, those responsible for the ILP have stated in a press release. Once the signatures have been verified by the Electoral Census Office, the “future” of the largest salt lake in Europe will be in the hands of Congress, which will have six months to discuss the Proposal for the legal personality of the Mar Menor.

“We are proud of the work done and we are aware that solutions must begin to be considered,” said the promoters of the ILP who have been collecting signatures together with hundreds of notaries throughout the Spanish geography and even in other countries for eleven months.

“The joint work that the administrations must carry out is pending execution, which is why this Initiative is proposed as a proposal that comes from the people. The citizenship demands and demands a solution to the Mar Menor that has not yet been given. We will continue to be active until consolidate a protection, conservation and maintenance of the Mar Menor in a transparent and truthful manner that takes into account all its citizens “, they have underlined from the SOS Mar Menor platform, who have seen their expectations far exceeded after the second anoxia experienced in the past August the lagoon and that caused the death of tons of fish and crustaceans.

The Murcian capital was also the scene of a massive demonstration on October 7 to demand that the dumping of agriculture into the lagoon be stopped.