Costa Blanca towns unite against oil exploration

Many are eager to prevent oil explorations in the Gulf of Valencia.

Marina Alta mayors are as determined as ever to prevent oil explorations in the Gulf of Valencia.


When the Xarxa d’Alcaldes – a network of Marina Alta mayors – met recently, the prospections were the sole subject on their agenda.

The objective of the meeting was to join forces and thrash out a plan of action to ensure that the Cairns Energy explorations never take place.

“Our industries – tourism, fishing and the restaurant trade – will be seriously and immediately affected,” warned Javea mayor, Jose Chulvi.

The 16 Xarxa members have created a four-member committee to speak for them in talks due to take place shortly with the regional and national governments.  

Each of the area’s four principal parties – the PP, PSOE, Bloc-Compromis and Independientes – are represented on the committee by Ana Kringle (Denia), Jose Chulvi (Javea), Joan Miquel Garces (Jalon) and Juan Alejandro Mut (Sanet y Els Negrals).

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