Environmental association ZERO questions new airport construction

in News · 04-10-2018 12:35:00 · 0 Comments
Environmental association ZERO questions new airport construction

Portuguese environmental association ZERO questioned on Thursday the construction of the new Lisbon airport and recalled the need for a Strategic Environmental Evaluation and did not deny the possibility of taking the government to court.

ZERO said in a communiqué that “it is neither for nor against any of the possible locations” for the new airport, either in Montijo or Alcochete, but it did say that it demanded there was a proper Strategic Environmental Evaluation.

“ZERO wants a strategic discussion and not illegal, precipitated decisions with serious damage for the local inhabitants and the environment”, it said.

On 21 August, the association sent a complaint to the European Commission against the Portuguese state because of the construction of the new airport, warning about the need to conduct more exhaustive and rigorous studies.

As regards the Lisbon + Montijo option, ZERO said the current Lisbon airport did not comply with the noise limits set by domestic legislation or those recommended by the World Health Organisation.


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