Update your Cookie Settings to use this feature.
Click 'Allow All' or just activate the 'Targeting Cookies'
By continuing you accept Avaaz's Privacy Policy which explains how your data can be used and how it is secured.
Got it
We use cookies to analyse how visitors use this website and to help us provide you the best possible experience. View our Cookie Policy .
OK
Protect Epirus from Oil & Gas Exploitation!

Protect Epirus from Oil & Gas Exploitation!

75,720 have signed. Let's get to 100,000
75,720 Supporters

Close

Complete your signature

,
By continuing you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our Privacy Policy will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you are under 13 years of age in the USA or under 16 in the rest of the world, please get consent from a parent or guardian before proceeding.
This petition has been created by SOS E. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
SOS E.
started this petition to
The President of the Hellenic Republic, The Prime Minister of Greece,The Minister of Energy and the Environment, The Members of the Greek Parliament
We urge the President of the Hellenic Republic, the Government and the Greek Parliament to revoke the granting of rights to explore and exploit hydrocarbons in the Epirus region (1), to Repsol S.A., Energean Oil & Gas and Hellenic Petroleum companies.

Work has already begun without informed public consent. The industrial extraction of oil and gas, and the inevitable accidents that will follow, will have profound negative impacts on human and animal health for many years. Moreover, Epirus's global reputation for a clean environment will be seriously damaged.

Sign to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of Epirus for the whole world.

Epirus, which includes renowned areas such as Dodona, Zagori and Tzoumerka, is one of the cleanest, least industrialized and most natural areas in Europe. Epirus deserves an environmentally sustainable future, based on its safe renewable energy development, alternative tourism and higher quality agricultural products . Oil and gas exploration, whether by conventional or unconventional methods (such as fracking) will have a devastating effect on Epirus’ extensive livestock farming, beekeeping, wine‐growing and natural resources, such as its famously pure mineral waters. It will undermine irrevocably its numerous protected Natura 2000 sites , including the Kalamas and Acheron river basins. It will also imperil the Northern Pindos National Park , part of which is a designated UNESCO Geopark Vikos ‐ Aoos . The real wealth and future of our land should not be sacrificed for temporary profits or the petroleum lobby.

Sign to deliver this resolution to
Her Excellency The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mrs.
Katerina Sakellaropoulou ,
His Excellency The Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis,
The Honourable Minister of Energy and the Environment, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis,
The Honourable Members of the Greek Parliament


See: (1) PD: No. 4300/2014: https://goo.gl/8seZKT
Related Links:
https://sosepirus.org
https://www.facebook.com//sosepirus
https://goo.gl/njK1w6
https://goo.gl/qYjNLu




Posted (Updated )