Green Activists against Awarding New Gas and Oil Exploration Concessions

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ZAGREB, July 16, 2019 – Activists of the non-parliamentary party called Green Action on Tuesday held a performance in Zagreb’s main square to warn that the government plans to issue licences for gas and oil exploration in new locations.

The activists warned that 75% of Croatia’s territory might fall under gas and oil exploration concessions and they branded Environment Protection and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić “as a minister of fossil fuels”.

They demanded his resignation due to the government’s plan to award gas and oil exploration concessions for 16 new sites stretching from eastern Croatia through the Zagreb and Lika-Senj Counties to Dalmatia.

They said that some of the areas covered by concessions are protected areas under the Natura 2000 project.

More news about environmental protection in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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