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Alegatos en Tribunal Ambiental contra proyecto de áridos en río Ñuble, Ñuble

15/04/2021 | La Discusión | Nuestro abogado Francisco Astorga, en representación de la Asociación en Defensa del Entorno Ecológico y Patrimonial (ADEEP), alegó en el Ilustre Tercer Tribunal Ambiental de Valdivia, contra el nocivo proyecto chancador de Arenex S.A. que pretende seguir destruyendo el Río Ñuble.

Alegatos por proyecto de áridos en Ñuble en Tribunal Ambiental, Ñuble

15/04/2021 | San Carlos Online | El Tribunal Ambiental de Valdivia, con jurisdicción desde Ñuble a Magallanes, escuchó este jueves los alegatos en la reclamación interpuesta por la Asociación ADEEP y otras personas naturales en contra de la resolución de la Comisión de Evaluación Ambiental (COEVA) de la Región del Ñuble, que rechazó la solicitud de invalidación de la Resolución de Calificación Ambiental (RCA) del proyecto “Ampliación y Traslado de Extracción y Procesamiento de Áridos Río Ñuble en Confluencia con Ríos Chillán y Changaral, al Fundo San Francisco, sector Huape”.

Neighbors of Cerro Chepe seek to halt construction of Railway Bridge, Biobío

03/22/2021 | Diario Concepción | Pedro del Río Coordination, Neighborhood Council No. 5 and the Trawun Huechelu Indigenous Association file a claim for lack of consideration of citizen observations, in the company of the Environmental Defense NGO. “The mega construction will significantly impact the life systems of the Pedro del Río Zañartu community and will alter the ceremonial site (Rewe) of the Trawun Huechelu Indigenous Association, present in the place, that is why this resource was entered, because it was not they considered the citizen's observations for their approval and, furthermore, due to serious shortcomings in omitting the alteration to the very fauna and flora of the hill, ”explained Francisco Astorga, a lawyer for the NGO Environmental Defense.

Neighbors of Pedro del Río de Concepción file an appeal for Ministers to stop new Railway Bridge, Biobío

03/21/2021 | Sabes.cl | Neighbors of Pedro del Río de Concepción file an appeal for Ministers to stop the new Railway Bridge. Fernando Cortés, lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, indicated that “what we are looking for with this claim is for the Committee of Ministers to revoke the Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) of the project for not having considered or adequately responded to the citizen observations of the community. ".

Appeal filed against new railway bridge project in Concepción, Biobío

03/20/2021 | Radio Bio Bio | According to the residents of the sector, their observations were not considered and there was also a poor evaluation and omission of some impacts that would affect an indigenous association, the flora and fauna of the river, and a fossil heritage of Cerro Chepe. Therefore, according to the lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, Francisco Astorga, through this resource they seek to annul and reverse the Environmental Qualification Resolution.

Concepción residents file an appeal to revoke the environmental permit of the Railway Bridge, Biobío

03/19/2021 | Cooperativa | Fernando Cortés, lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, indicated that "what we are looking for with this appeal is for the Committee of Ministers to revoke the Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) of the project for not having considered or adequately responded to the citizen observations of the community".

Rare Earth Mining in Penco, Biobío

02/17/2021 | Radio Bio Bio | Community Union of Neighborhood Councils, Penco-Lirquén Women's Network and Penco-Lirquén Territorial Assembly, accompanied and advised by NGO Environmental Defense, deliver citizen observations against the harmful BioLantánidos mining project.

Rare Earth Mining in Penco, Biobío

02/17/2021 | Radio Bio Bio | Community Union of Neighborhood Councils, Penco-Lirquén Women's Network and Penco-Lirquén Territorial Assembly, accompanied and advised by NGO Environmental Defense, deliver citizen observations against the harmful BioLantánidos mining project.

Small Hydroelectric Plant of Pasada Halcones, Ñuble

02/01/2021 | Resumen | Allegations to revoke Resolution of Environmental Qualification of the project "Small Hydroelectric Plant of Pasada Halcones" are suspended.

Nonguén National Reserve, Biobío

08/27/2020 | Diario Concepción | Environmental Defense NGO on behalf of Regional Councilor Javier Sandoval, Community Union of Neighborhood Councils of Concepción and Neighborhood Councils of Penco, file a protection appeal seeking to protect the Nonguén National Reserve from harmful monoculture plantations.

No to the Industrial Bridge, Biobío

08/21/2020 | Diario Concepción | The Sustainable San Pedro Movement, Movement No to the Industrial Bridge and Horticulturists in the area, represented by the Environmental Defense NGO, filed an appeal for invalidation against the Environmental Qualification Resolution that approves the Industrial Bridge project of the Ministry of Public Works.

COVID

07/20/2020 | Channel 9 | Environmental Engineer Evelyn Soto, from the Environmental Defense NGO, talks on Channel 9 about the protection of the environment in a pandemic.

GNL Talcahuano, Biobío

05/14/2020 | Resumen | Claim against GNL Talcahuano for indigenous consultation was postponed by the Valdivia Environmental Court.

GNL Penco Lirquén, Biobío

02/11/2020 | Diario Concepción | LNG Penco stoppage: the legal onslaught of local indigenous communities.

Request paralysis of the Environmental Assessment Commission, Biobío

01/16/2020 | Diario Concepción | Environmentalists from Biobío turn to justice to disqualify the Environmental Assessment Commission.

Hualpén Nature Sanctuary, Biobío

12/29/2019 | Resumen | They file a complaint with the Superintendency of the Environment. "There are several illegal activities that are being carried out in the Hualpén Nature Sanctuary," says a lawyer from the NGO Defensa Ambiental.

Let's save Quirilluca, Valparaíso

10/14/2019 | Radio Bio Bio | Environmental Defense NGO files 2 appeals to annul Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) that approved real estate megaproject in Puchuncaví.

Nacimiento, Biobío

06/09/2019 | Radio Bio Bio | Environmental Defense NGO filed an appeal for protection against the CMPC plant before the Concepción Court of Appeals, due to the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the Nacimiento sewer. The lawyer Ricardo Frez indicated that what is sought is that this episode of massive intoxication does not repeat itself.

Nacimiento, Biobío

09/05/2019 | Channel 9 | The NGO Defensa Ambiental, represented by Ricardo Frez, filed an appeal against CMPC cellulosa for the presence of hydrogen sulfide in the Nacimiento sewer. With what they seek, the origin is investigated. INDH support.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

09/03/2019 | Radio JGM | Ricardo Frez, a lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, referred to the complaints surrounding the Punilla reservoir.

Pig herd in Santa Josefina, Coihueco, Ñuble

08/08/2019 | Cooperativa | The Agrícola y Frutícola Veneto company agrees to the definitive closure of its plant in Coihueco, a measure that the locals had been waiting for 14 years, claiming bad odors and contamination in irrigated waters. The NGO, represented by Ricardo Frez, helped the neighbors to enforce the closure.

GNL Talcahuano, Biobío

03/08/2019 | Radio Bio Bio | On Monday, August 5, 2020, the requests for invalidation will be resolved in the Bío Bío Regional Evaluation Commission for the environment against the approval of the Terminal Marítimo GNL Talcahuano project. These requests allude to alleged defects in the approval of the energy project, which would be located in the Bay of Talcahuano. The NGO's lawyer, Francisco Astorga, maintains that the owner of the project and the Environmental Assessment Service are committing illegalities due to the inconsistency of the indigenous consultation process and the non-participation of citizens in the communes of Penco, Hualpén and Tomé.

Pig herd in Santa Josefina, Coihueco, Ñuble

06/12/2019 | La Discusión | After three months of the imposition of the closure sanction by the SMA, the Agrícola y Frutícola Veneto Ltda. Company has not yet closed its Santa Josefina pig farm. While the company has filed judicial appeals before the Chillán Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court and the Environmental Court, in order to avoid the closure of its plant, the residents of the Coihueco sector presented a complaint for contempt in the Public Prosecutor's Office of Chillán. The lawyer Ricardo Frez, Environmental Defense NGO, who represents the neighborhood council of the Bustamante sector, highlights that there are sanctions prior to the current one filed by the SMA and, furthermore, points out that: "there is rightly a disobedience", this on the part of La Agrícola to avoid the closure of its plant.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

05/21/2019 | El Ciudadano | Hard setback for the MOP and for the Astaldi company: Environmental Court maintains stoppage of works on the Punilla reservoir. The lawyer Ricardo frez explains what is now the stoppage of works on the Punilla reservoir, describing it as a severe setback. It also explains what the future of the litigation is and where it could end.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

04/03/2019 | Radio Uchile | Ñuble sinks: neighbors and social movements unite in rejection of the La Punilla Reservoir project. Different social movements and citizens have come together to express their rejection of the project promoted by the MOP, concessioned to the Italian company Astaldi that seeks to generate a reservoir to ensure the risk of 70,000 hectares, taking advantage of the flow of the Ñuble river. Ricardo Frez, a lawyer for the NGO, which represents the families, accuses that the project that was made taking advantage of the Expropriation Law and, instead, against the Environmental Law, so it would be illegal.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

12/14/2018 | Futuro Renovable | Neighbors evicted from La Punilla, spoke in the National Congress, accompanied by the lawyer Ricardo Frez.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

12/12/2018 | Cooperativa | Evicted from Punilla denounce malnutrition and death of their animals. After they were evicted from their homes, the families' animals were left in the care of the Astaldi company, where, according to their owners, they are malnourished and sick, even with some dead. Frez represents the families, who will speak at the Chamber of Deputies' environmental commission on the case.

GNL Talcahuano, Biobío

12/11/2018 | Radio Bio Bio | They denounce to the SMA possible division of the project. A complaint was filed with the Superintendency of the Environment for a possible fractionation of the Talcahuano GNL project. According to Francisco Astorga, a lawyer for the NGO Defensa Ambiental, the project was presented by parties omitting the possible impacts of the Terminal.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

11/27/2018 | Cooperative | Families of San Fabián presented before the SEA an appeal for invalidation against the environmental qualification resolution that approved the high voltage lines of the La Punilla Reservoir project. The NGO Defensa Ambiental, represented by Ricardo Frez, helps the families, who try to get the project back to zero, claiming damage to tourism.

Embalse Punilla, Biobío

11/24/2018 | Cooperativa | The first families that were evicted from the land where the La Punilla reservoir will be built stayed in the place because some of their belongings and animals are still there. Ricardo Frez, a lawyer for the NGO, gave statements to the press about the situation that the neighbors are going through, mentioning that there are irregularities in the eviction process.

Punilla Reservoir, Ñuble

11/21/2018 | Cooperativa | They evict families on land where a hydroelectric plant will be built in San Fabián. 20 of the 31 families that were to vacate the sector where the hydroelectric plant will be built have already left, while nine families, who had not yet reached an agreement with the company, were evicted. The company staff being in charge of removing the belongings from the houses, which was informed by Ricardo Frez.

Cobquecura on the warpath: The Ñuble littoral struggle to prevent the installation of eight salmon projects, Ñuble

10/11/2018 | Emol | "What the law says is that the company, knowingly, cannot divide the project to evade the environmental evaluation," explains Francisco Astorga, a lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, who has worked with the community since 2016.

With caravan and civic act they celebrate triumph over salmon farms in Cobquecura, Ñuble

11/21/2018 | Chillán Online | The mayor of Cobquecura, Mr. Julio Fuentes, said: "To thank many people who helped us, the municipal council that always supported me to take on this task, the social and community leaders, the artisanal fishermen who trusted in my management, accompanying us in marches, meetings and activities in rejection of salmon farms. To many professionals such as Romilio Espejo and Cristian Andrade, to the lawyers of the NGO Environmental Defense and many others who anonymously made their contribution. We decided to thank all of them from the bottom of our hearts. "

Ñuble Environmental Assessment Commission rejected aquaculture project in Punta Rinconada, Ñuble

08/10/2018 | Cooperativa | Francisco Astorga, lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, emphasized that "it is clearly a very good vote. We are left with the impression that it is perfectly clear that these farming centers, these types of projects generate an impact on the environment. promise of the owner to work the farms and improve them, and today's unanimous vote of the evaluation commission, makes that clear. And we believe that it is also clear through the vote of the seremis that these projects are fractioned and that it is not possible for this type of companies to continue circumventing environmental law to only maximize their profits. There has been a precedent that it is necessary to respect environmental legislation, "he emphasized.

Coastal Edge Defense Committee on alert, Ñuble

09/30/2018 | Órbita Noticias | The Cobquecura Coastline Defense Committee is declared on alert by voting on salmon farms. The good news set out above has been achieved thanks to the support of our mayor of the commune, Mr. Julio Fuentes Alarcón, the NGO Defense Environmental group of lawyers and the support of professionals and technical specialists in the communicational, social and scientific areas. In the latter, the support and constant work of Mr. Romilio Espejo, awarded this year 2018 with the National Science Prize, who is also an inhabitant of the town of Buchupureo in Cobquecura stands out.

Cobquecura against salmon farms: Neighbors turn to the SEA, Ñuble

11/17/2017 | 24 Horas | The Committee for the Defense of the Coastal Edge of Cobquecura came to the Environmental Assessment Service together with the mayor. They submitted their observations against the project that intends to install a salmon farm in the commune. They assure that it will not only bring a negative impact for the environment, but also for tourism. They require an environmental impact study and not a statement like the one entered by the company

Cobquecura on Alert: Cobquecura Coastal Border Defense Committee files a complaint, Ñuble

10/30/2017 | El Ciudadano | Committee for the Defense of the Coastal Edge of Cobquecura, accompanied by Fernando Cortés, a lawyer for the Environmental Defense NGO, filed a complaint with the Superintendency of the Environment, for the division of 11 salmon projects that intend to settle in the commune.

Cobquecura protects its sea, Ñuble

10/16/2017 | El Ciudadano | Cobquecura Coastline Committee and Environmental Defense NGO hold a meeting with the Executive Director of the Environmental Assessment Service regarding the concern that exists in the commune regarding the installation of salmon farming projects.