Sivens: Royal looks for a solution

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Source: Guy Masawi

 

After pointing out a misjudgement in the management of the project, the Ecology minister Segolene Royal took advantage of it, on Sunday, to say that she wanted to manage the project by herself.

On Sunday, she was invited to « Le grand rendez-vous i-TELE/EUROPE1/Le Monde» and said that she had to find a solution to the crisis. The project of the Sivens dam is firmly condemned by the ecologists.

The protesters ask the government to give up the project that aims at retaining 1.5 million cube meters of water and that implies a destruction of 13 hectars of a “wet zone”, which is a reserve of biodiversity.

After the protester Remy Fraisse’s death, last week, the project has been suspended for an unlimited period. The critical expert rapports and the repeated demonstrations in the recent days seriously call into question the project of “Barrage de Sivens”.

Like a Ecology minister, Mrs Royal wants to show her intentions. Some people will condemn her for wanting to please the public opinion, others will accuse her of being a single player. In any case, Segolene Royal takes an opposite position from the Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

Lauren Alimi, IEJ3E

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