LMP launches petition against stepping up firewood production
As part of the effort to combat the energy crisis, the government eased restrictions on tree-felling in a decree published on Thursday, drawing criticism from opposition parties which said the measure undermined climate protection efforts.
Bakos told a press conference that no other government in Europe was trying to ease the energy crisis by “cutting down forests”. The measure is short-term damage control rather than a solution, she said.
LMP called for the decree to be withdrawn immediately.
The petition garnered 13,000 signatures on the first day, Bakos said. The party is holding a protest in front of the Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday, she said.