The Executive of López Miras assures that it is “flatly false that there is a neglect of the exercise of the powers of the Community in this matter”
The Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia
“Denies that there are 800 files without processing in relation to the protection of the Mar Menor.” In this way, the Regional Government assures that it is “flatly false that there is a neglect of the exercise of the Community’s powers in this matter, as the Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, said today after the Council of Ministers was held. ».
After announcing that the Central Government denied the listing of the Mar Menor as a ‘catastrophic zone, Rodríguez attacked the Murcian Executive:’ It is not a fight of competences, but a
abandonment of the exercise of the powers entrusted to the Government of the Region of Murcia “, he added.
According to the Regional Government, “to date” they have open “113 files for the restitution of illegal irrigation, over a total area of 2,130 hectares. Its about
total of files received from the Segura Hydrographic Confederation, so there is no unprocessed order ”.
The Community pointed out that the powers regarding sanctions for illegal irrigation depend on the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, continuing with the political ‘guerrilla’ instead of acting, as criticized by some political parties such as Ciudadanos or Vox.
«Regarding illegal irrigation, it is the Segura Hydrographic Confederation (Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge) that must sanction the illegal use of water and stop that irrigation, after which it transfers to the Ministry to start the restitution procedure. For this reason, only the CHS is competent to put an end to illegal irrigation and the damage it causes to the environment, “said CARM through a press release.
In addition, the López Miras Executive affirms that the “only competence” they have “in matters of illegal irrigation is to force the restitution of the land to its original state” and that
they are putting it into practice “due to the inaction of the Segura Hydrographic Confederation to carry out this final procedure, as it is responsible as established in article 118 of the revised text of the Water Law “.