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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Greece, Epirus: Concerns about Oil Exploration and Fracking in Epirus; Κάποια δεδομένα για την εξόρυξη πετρελαίου στην Ήπειρο

Oil Exploration and Extraction in Greece

Economic Benefits? Environmental Disaster!

From Ενωση Τουριστικων Επιχειρησεων Ζαγοριου on Facebook

The stark choice...

A posting from anopedina.blogspot.gr - Κάποια δεδομένα για την εξόρυξη πετρελαίου στην Ήπειρο

And, from a Facebook page, The Small Kitchens in Greece:

"Fracking in Greece would be an environmental disaster. One only has to look at the industry record in the United States. Contaminated ground water/aquifers, hundreds of thousands of litres of contaminated waste water and sand from the fracking process that are not so easily disposed of and frequent earthquakes in the range of 3 to 4 Richter in areas where there has been no previous recorded seismic activity of any significance until fracking began. What does this have to do with food, specifically Greek food? Greek traditional cooking has always been based on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients mostly sourced from the goodness of the Greek countryside, but what good is any of that if the natural environment from which it comes, the water and soil are contaminated with pollutants resulting from the very messy and toxic activity of fracking?"


Over in Corfu: French oil giant Total starts offshore exploration off Greek island Corfu, from Finance Apprise

From Greenpeace Greece, to the Minister of Tourism (2014):

Εξορύξεις πετρελαίου και τουρισμός δεν πάνε μαζί. Η διαδικασία εξόρυξης θα επιβαρύνει διαρκώς το θαλάσσιο οικοσύστημα, ενώ το ενδεχόμενο μίας πετρελαιοκηλίδας από τις επικίνδυνες και παράλογες εξορύξεις πετρελαίου στις θάλασσες μας, θα ήταν καταστροφικό για τα νησιά, τις τοπικές κοινωνίες και τον τουρισμό μας. Σας ζητώ να πείτε ΟΧΙ στις εξορύξεις πετρελαίου και να προστατεύσετε τον πραγματικό μας εθνικό θησαυρό...

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