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We can-Equo claims to the City Council "agility and efficiency in the fight against air pollution, immediately, and substantial changes in the municipality model, in the medium and long term" (24/01/2020)

The spokesman of the municipal group Podemos-Equo in the City of Murcia, Ginés Ruiz, denounces that although there is live information on air quality, the measures provided by the session are insufficient and poorly implemented and late.

This week we have known that the permitted levels of airborne particles in the city of Murcia have been exceeded, as well as in other parts of the rest of the Region.

From Podemos-Equo they ask Ballesta to "take environmental pollution seriously in our municipality, the health of almost half a million people is at stake," said Ginés Ruiz, spokesman for the City Council.

The spokesman of Podemos Equo wanted to remember that "our municipality proposal has always put public health at the center, and that means making a municipality tailored to the people. We defend the implementation of sustainable mobility models, which has to start by reducing displacements, or create closeness; that is, distribute the services so that displacement is not necessary; then, obviously, it is necessary to implement an effective, efficient and sustainable public transport for the displacements to be made, and in that sense we urge in the next Plenary to the extension of the tram line and the creation of new lines that connect with the main traffic generating poles, such as the Universities, Polígono Industrial Oeste, and Hospital de la Arrixaca ".

The Councilor of Podemos-Equo also recalled that environmental improvement and the fight against climate change are not achieved "through good words and declarations of intentions" -in relation to the candidacy of Murcia for the European Green Capital prize- "but it is necessary and urgent to take action, make proper use of measurement technologies in real time and implement the necessary actions with decision and immediacy; in short, give this matter the highest priority, because continue leaving it sideways is suicide as a municipality. "

Ginés Ruiz also wanted to remember that "if they only understand the language of money, they will have to be spoken in that language, and tell them that environmental pollution is not only harmful to the health of the people who live in the municipality, but also means brake on economic development and tourism, and very high health costs, much higher than it would cost to implement measures to reduce, prevent and mitigate pollution. "

This week, while promoting the gastronomic capital of Murcia in FITUR, "with the rains we have again seen the river full of strange foam, and now we find that we breathe again polluted air. We can not continue governed by those who are dedicated to sour cherries without taking care of the cake, and that apparently they think that when we finish this one we can buy another Planet ".

Source: Podemos-Equo

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