ALMOST 2,000 people have signed a petition to stop plans for an Iranian oil refinery in Algeciras.
Addressed to Spanish MP Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, green group Destruccion del Medio Ambiente has launched a change.org petition to stop the action.
And just two days after the petition was launched almost 2,000 have already signed up.
“People who live in Algeciras are tired of pollution” the petition reads. “We already have the highest rate of cancer in this country, so is it really work the money to put more people’s lives at risk.
“Enough is enough, let us breath.”
Earlier this week Margallo said talks were ongoing with Iran, after sanctions were lifted on the country last weekend.
He said: “The refinery would create jobs in the Campo de Gibraltar, which was one of my concerns.
“We’ve been ready to do that in the past with Rosneft, but talks with the Russian company were discontinued as a result of sanctions.
“But Iranian investment can fill the void left and create jobs.”