2019 Fossil fuels

Mersinli RES

The residents of Bayindir (south east of Izmir) are concerned about the ‘Mersinli Wind Farm Project’ which would rise very close to the village and comprise a rapid confiscation plan concerning  lands and properties nearby. The subject matter is not limited to the lands, properties and adjacent forest; but it also puts public health as well as animal health at stake. The villagers in return opposed the project, claiming they haven’t been consulted at any point and the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report cannot be valid. The regional court ruled out the report on the basis of residents’ allegations but the company, Yander A.S. appealed the decision and validated the EIA report with some minor amendments. As of today (2017), villagers are publicly campaigning against the project while the project is moving on to the construction phase.

Source: Ejatlas

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