Saturday, February 11, 2017

NVE will continue to build out Øystesevassdraget – NRK

This is very disappointing, and shows that the NVE does not take real account even when national change is at stake, writes the leader of Naturvernforbundet, Sally Ash Lundberg, in a press release.

It was in December 2015 that the NVE went in to give permission to two kraftprosjekt in the river. Naturvernforbundet and the Forum for Nature and Outdoor recreation in the county of Hordaland were then performed an independent study by biologists from Bioforsk.

DISAPPOINTED: Sally Ash Lundberg is the leader in Norges Naturvernforbund

Photo: Naturvernforbundet

Believes the NVE belittle

the Report was in august of last year and documented that very important change was not identified or considered in connection with the application for the hydro electric. In spite of these findings, maintains thus the NVE’s recommendations about the development.

– This is completely incomprehensible for us, but is unfortunately just another example of that in the hydro electric is taken very few attention to the valuable nature.

Fagbiologene found almost five times more rødlistearter than it kraftutbyggernes consultants found. Still, this is the findings that the NVE belittle the meaning of, and which they are now willing to risk by recommending the development.

SCENIC: Vossadalen with the upper parts of the Øystesevassdraget visible.

Photo: Sindre Skrede / NRK

Processed by the government within the summer

the NVE writing to the ministry of Petroleum and energy they have now gone through the material from the Biofokus its report. They state that there is a certain risk that some rødlistearter may disappear from the river.

Still believe the AUTHORITY that this must be acceptable set against the benefits of development.

the Government will probably take a position to the development by the summer, writes BT. From before are the majority of politicians in Kvam positive to Øystese Force its plans on the development in the lower parts of the river, but the negative to that BKK gets build out the upper part.

Ask the prime minister intervenes

member of parliament Heikki Holmås challenged in the last year, both prime minister Erna Solberg and leader Jonas Gahr Støre of the Labour party to a ride in the area.

Now ask SV leader Audun Lysbakken Solberg to intervene to stop the development.

the Findings of the threatened species makes it possible for the ruling party the Right to show that they mean business with the earlier promises of an aggressive commitment to conservation, ” says Lysbakken to BT.


Photo: Larsen, Haakon Mosvold / NTB scanpix