The Municipal Council of the Municipality of Sami declares that it will not allow any mooring of trucks for unloading wind turbines in our Municipality

The Municipal Council of the Municipality of Lixouri with no. 189/2020 its decision decided by majority the following:

We fully agree with the positions expressed by the Municipal Council of Sami in its resolution which is detailed as follows:

RESOLUTION OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF SAMI

“The Municipal Council of the Municipality of Sami declares that it will not allow any mooring of trucks for unloading wind turbines in our Municipality.

We consider it criminal disrespect to be inside our Ports after the magnitude of the disaster we have been experiencing since Thursday 17 September.

We believe that the existence of wind turbines in our Municipality bears great responsibility for the flood phenomena we face.

“We can not allow the crimes of the past to be repeated.”
We support the fight of the Municipality of Sami to prevent the unloading of wind turbines. We support the struggle they are waging and we express our solidarity.

We agree with the assessment of the Municipal Council of Sami that the installation of wind turbines in the area has greatly contributed to the repeated disasters that have occurred in the area.
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The Board of Directors Mr. Mantzouratos, Damoulianos, Kapatos, Faraklos and Synodinos – Vallianos voted in favor of the positions and the resolution of the Lixouri People’s Rally, which is as follows:

RESOLUTION OF THE POPULAR COLLECTION OF LIXOURI

The Popular Rally in all the Municipalities of Kefalonia declares its presence from the morning in the port of Sami to prevent the unloading of the new wind turbines on our island, which are now proven to be responsible for the floods and the environmental catastrophe on our island.

It is a great hypocrisy today for the Municipal Authority of the Municipality of Lixouri and the other Municipal Authorities of the prefecture to quickly support the Municipality of Sami, claiming that they are “against the arrival and installation of new wind turbines in their Municipality”, when all their representatives (including Municipality of Sami) at the Port Fund voted for the mooring of the specific ship, in order to unload the new wind turbines. The only negative vote was that of the People’s Rally, whose representative denounced the incident in public.

The ex-post reactions are pretentious and hypocritical since all the civil forces have agreed as governments and local authorities in the installation of wind turbines up to 50% ground coverage of the allowed bearing capacity in some areas of the island.

We express our practical solidarity and support the movement of the people who are rising up against the new wind turbine installations and we call on them to take matters into their own hands without having any confidence in all the Municipal Authorities. They have made their choice, since they have accepted and implemented to the core the narrative and the policy of “green” capitalist development, that is, the development that crushes the people and the environment for its profits. It is obvious that if the recent floods had not taken place, they would have had the opinion of their representatives at the Port Fund.
The popular rally will be constantly in the port and everywhere to prevent the new crime.
We are voting NO to the proposed resolution and promoting our position above as a resolution.
Immediately left the ship with new wind turbines
can not be any other installation of wind turbines on the island
to apokathilothoun now many wind farms are the cause drowning the inhabitants of our islands and make infrastructure rehabilitation of water-way to ensure against new floods
To do all the necessary flood protection works from top to bottom at whatever cost they require.
To have a complete central planning by a single state body for the production of energy based on the needs of the people and not those of capital.

From the Press Office of the Municipality of Lixouri

Images from protest at Sami port this morning

Photo source – Ruud Lobbes The Beauty Of Kefalonia Photo Sharing Group

 

 

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  • October 4, 2020 at 5:04 pm
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    It is not clear how the installation of wind turbines would contribute to worse floods on Kefalonia……is there somewhere that has more information and evidence that this is the case. Thank you.

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