Contested Spanish airport to get green light

Spanish and EU authorities reported to have agreed "acceptable" environmental impact declaration

A positive declaration of environmental impact will be published shortly permitting suspended work to recommence on a controversial airport at Ciudad Real, southern Spain, business daily Cinco Dias reports. The declaration apparently includes conditions agreed with the European commission, which earlier this year started court proceedings against Madrid alleging that previous versions breached EU rules on wild bird protection and project environmental impact assessment (EED 30/01/01). Environmentalists called the new declaration as flawed as its predecessors. See article, and evaluation of third EIA.

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