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Ibiza Residents Mobilise Against Oil Drilling Plans





A group of 50 Ibiza-based organisations representing politics, environmental protection, sports and tourist companies have come together to form the “Alianza Mar Blava” (Catalonian for Blue Sea Alliance) to protest against plans by an oil corporation to start drilling off the coast.


“Many people think it’s just a bad joke, but the fact is that the Scottish oil company Cairn Energy, in association with the Spanish government, is planning to drill for oil in the waters of the Balearic Sea,” Alianza Mar Blava announced in a press release seeking support this week.


“The oil platform would be located only about 25 kilometers from the island’s coast in the direction of the mainland and in fact, in full view if one is sitting at the Es Vedrà lookout point,” they continued.


“In mid-February, Island President Vicent Serra will meet up again with the EU Environmental Commission in Brussels. Between now and then, we need to collect as many signatures as possible.”


“Anyone in any part of the world who has an address and a passport number can still join the protest until February 7th, 2014!” they continued.


“To join, you need to fill out a document that contains Alianza’s arguments explaining why extraction of crude oil in the Mediterranean Sea off Ibiza could result in severe ecological and socio-economic consequences.”


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