Ecologists warn that the environmental impact statement for the Motor Circuit has expired


The Tenerife Association of Friends of Nature (ATAN) has assured this Monday that the environmental impact statement of the sports complex of the Insular Motor Center of Tenerife has expired and, therefore, the project does not meet the conditions to be approved.

Called a protest against the Tenerife Motor Circuit on the day of its presentation, with Carlos Sainz as a guest

Called a protest against the Tenerife Motor Circuit on the day of its presentation, with Carlos Sainz as a guest

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In a statement, ATAN states that 11 years ago this Monday the General Directorate for the Protection of Nature of the Government of the Canary Islands published the environmental impact statement for the motor circuit and this Monday the Cabildo de Tenerife has published in the Official Gazette of the Province other three announcements.

In them, ATAN continues, the Cabildo submits several projects related to what it calls the “International Motor Park” to the public information process.

ATAN, on the other hand, considers that the environmental impact statement for the project has already expired and affirms that the movements around the Motor Circuit are for “merely electoral” purposes and announce advances “that are neither real nor legal.”

The environmental organization refers to the act organized by the Cabildo for this Tuesday in which it will present the project with guests such as the Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz and the sports journalist Antonio Lobato. For ATAN, it is “a party” to present a project “that does not even meet the procedures and conditions to be approved.”

In the opinion of the organization, the project must have a new environmental impact statement that complies with current environmental regulations, more demanding in terms of respect for the environment “than the one in force at the time of writing the already expired one.”

It also demands that we reconsider the moment “so complicated that we live in terms of climate change, loss of biodiversity, logistical problems for importing food and total dependence on foreign islands.”

In short, ATAN explains, times have changed so drastically that circumstances “force us more than ever to reconsider where we put our economic efforts and destiny as a society, and the Motor Circuit is obviously not the place.”

Coinciding with the act organized by the Cabildo this Tuesday there is called a protest by several environmental and civic associations against a project that they consider expensive, unnecessary and inappropriate. These same groups have asked both the pilot and the journalist invited to the event don’t come because his image will be “used” for electoral promotion.

Meanwhile, both Sí Podemos and Canarian Coalition have asked to know the cost of this act.



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