‘Environmental crime’ complaint filed against mayor

'Environmental crime' complaint filed against Mayor
ONCE UPON A TIME: The once turquoise waters of Playa Portet Photo credit Turismo Teulada-Moraira

SOS MORAIRA has filed a complaint in the court of Denia against Head of the Provincial Service of the Coasts of Alicante – Rosa de los Rios, Teulada-Moraira Mayor – Carlos Linares, Councillor Nieves Rodriguez and others who collaboratively ordered the dissemination of 8,000 tonnes of artificial sand along Teulada’s Playa del Portet beach.

The artificial sand was scattered in March a bid to recover the beach after the January storms, despite the fact the beach did not suffer like others along the Marina Alta coastline as the Cap d’Or protected it.

At the time, Ecologists in Action (EIA) demanded the halting of these actions which they warned would have a serious effect on the surrounding ecosystems, specifically the posidonia meadows.

SOS Moraira believe that the posidonia meadows have now been affected since the recent storms and the complaint accuses those involved of environmental crime and urban wrongdoing.

Concerned residents have supported SOS Moraira, with at least 10 properties in the area adorned with homemade ‘Sos el Portet’ flags.

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