Fuerteventura celebrates court order against electricity turrets
The Cabildo of Fuerteventura is celebrating a court ruling which paralyses the installation of electric turrets between Gran Tarajal and Puerto del Rosario.
President Marcial Morales says that “the island can now have an electrical system without barbarities that destroy a singular landscape.”
The order was issued by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Canary Islands who ruled against Red Eléctrica de España.
“Today we have taken an important step because these works are paralysed. We are going to fight for a sustainable and cared-for island where it is necessary, ” said the president of the Cabildo at a press conference.
Sr. Morales, who was with environment councillor, Edilia Perez, and the PSC-PSOE spokesman in the Cabildo, Juan Jiménez, said the TSJC had backed the people of Fuerteventura who deserved an electrical system ruining the countryside.
Edilia Pérez said they had immediately written to Red Eléctrica reminding them it was now their duty to stop work immediately on the project.
Juan Jiménez said: “This is great news for Fuerteventura.”