THE world is on the brink of a double-dip recession.
And Spain, in particular, is teetering on the edge of a bailout that Europe can’t possibly afford to give it.
So it seems all the more ridiculous then, that an oil company has been given the green light to move forward with a gas exploration project just off the Costa del Sol.
With tourism being one of the few successful sectors of the economy why would anything be done to threaten it?
Thankfully, Greenpeace has stepped in to highlight the potential impact on tourism and fishing, which are ‘fundamental to the economy.’
The Olive Press first highlighted this crazy scheme last year and most town halls are also against it.
There are a great many families and businesses whose livelihoods depend on the costa’s sun, sea and sand tourism.
Put quite simply, the local economy would be decimated by a serious leak or spill.
Taking the risk is simply madness.
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