Mazón criticizes the "political cuts" of the Tajo-Segura: "the barbarity would be to end the transfer"

The president of the Alicante Provincial Council, the popular Carlos Mazon, he has criticized today the “political cuts” suffered by the Tajo-Segura transfer. “Suffice it to say that the transfer is outrageous. The barbarity would be to end the transfer, “he said..

Mazón has also defended the need for water because it is a matter of justice, as he has stated. «Suffice it to say that the transfer is outrageous, “he said. «The barbarity would be to end the transfer», In a clear reference to the words of the Minister for the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera, when he argued that maintaining the flow of 38 hectometres from the Tajo al Segura was “outrageous.”

“We have,” said Mazón, “a minister in the Government of Pedro Sanchez (in reference to Teresa Ribera) who says that the transfers are outrageous. And we have a government in the Generalitat Valenciana that has not yet set foot on the wall or a fist on the table in the face of such a question, “he stressed.

Mazón has expressed himself this way after the presentation of ‘Open Harvest 2021‘, on Villena. An act in which he has also vindicated the protection of the wine sector as an environmental heritage of the Province of Alicante.

He has also pointed out that the Tajo-Segura transfer, «month after month, quarter after quarter, suffers political cuts. Not technical, but political ”. In this sense, he added that “if the fight is against climate change, the best way is to recognize how much ecological flow is that of the basin that yields and that of the basin that receives.”

«We are as ecological flow as the Tagus. We are as ecological flow as any other river. This is also an ecological flow and, if we did not have our ecological flow, the environmental transition would be much more complicated, “he added.

The also president of the Popular Party in the Valencian Community has reiterated that «More than 40 million trees depend on the Tajo-Segura (transfer) alone. Without 40 million trees we would have a desert and, therefore, we would neither have an environment, nor would we have ecology, nor would we have an ecological transition.

“Desalination,” he said, “cannot be the solution because it has an energy cost that quadruples and, therefore, is also bad for the environment. So, the green speech is here too. The sustainability discourse is here too.

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