Turkish courts: 33 power plants should be cancelled

Courts have ruled that construction or projects should be cancelled in most of the lawsuits filed against hydroelectric power plants.

Turkish courts: 33 power plants should be cancelled

 

Courts have ruled that construction or projects should be cancelled in most of the lawsuits filed against hydroelectric power plants.

Omer San, spokesman for the Solidarity for Streams Platform, told the A.A, "controversies about the hydroelectric power plants began with a project in Firtina Valley in the northwestern province of Rize in 1996. Following a long-lasting trial, the project was cancelled. Currently, there are 187 operating hydroelectric power plants belonged to public and private sectors. There are also 1,576 projects for new hydroelectric power plants throughout the country. In the meantime, constructions of 145 hydroelectric power plants have been continuing."

"65 lawsuits were filed against hydroelectric power plants especially in the northern provinces of Rize, Giresun, Trabzon and Artvin. 34 of them were completed. Courts ruled that projects should be cancelled in 33 of them," he said.

"We will maintain our legal struggle against hydroelectric power plants since they are not environmentalist and clean. On the contrary, they pollute environment and destroy nature," he added.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2010, 16:36
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