What a victory and brilliant news on an ecological front for Abruzzo particularly its young people.
After 5 years of legal correspondence in a 10-year battle, the Italian Ecological and Cultural ministries have given the final rejection of the planned gas wells by CM Energia within the areas of ‘Bomba’ and those drilled and the proposed treatment plant in ‘Paglieta’ due to compromising ‘protected’ natural areas.
Congratulations and gratitude to Maria Rita D’Orsogna and the late Fabrizia Arduini who led the campaign. We will be hosting Maria in a ‘Sunday Live Abruzzo’, the second series of our pop-ups that will take place over the winter. She will answer your questions about the campaign and Abruzzo in regard to fossil fuels and the impact generally on local communities of fossil fuel excavation as well as campaigning from afar. Maria is a Maths professor at California’s State University. She was born in the Bronx to Lancianese parents and the family split their time between Abruzzo and New York.
You can read the local community’s objections and battle against this in English here.
Imagery © Steve Barber