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LMP calls for repeal of decree allowing mines on nature conservation sites

Opposition LMP has called on the government to immediately repeal a decree that allows for mines to be opened on nature conservation sites.

LMP also wants the “green ombudsman” to look into the decree issued on Dec. 30 allowing for the opening and expansion of opencast mines in ecological corridors as well as the opening of mines to be used for energy-related purposes on Natura 2000 sites, Mate Kanasz-Nagy, the green party’s deputy group leader, told a press conference.

Kanasz-Nagy said the decree would allow for the harming of nature conservation sites for the purpose of expanding mines, urging Gyula Bandi, the deputy ombudsman for the protection of future generations, to do everything in his power to have the decree repealed.

Opencast mines destroy the landscape and reduce biodiversity, Kanasz-Nagy said, calling it “absurd” that the government had issued the decree citing the state of emergency declared over the war.

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