Sunset for Incinerators 2


In the whole of the Republican history of this city, there have never been so many people in the Council Chamber of Reggio Emilia. The three floors of the Sala del Tricolore (where the first Tricolore was created in 1797) were packed with people to hear Stefano Montanariís report about nano particles and the related danger of incinerators.
200 people couldnít get in as it was already full. This is a true example of direct democracy with the citizens, the employers, storming the house of their employees.
All the people from Reggio present applauded Montanariís presentation loud and long.
Then things turned upside down.
The Councillors representing Forza Italia, AN and UDC were convinced and came out against the incinerators. The UDC was however against me. They didnít want me to be present in the Council Chamber. But what did they expect me to write that could harm casinigiovanardicuffaro?
The usual DS, the ones who are the new socialists were struggling to defend this foolish system of getting rid of waste.
The representatives of the Margherita stated that they were against the incinerators, but however they did not vote for the motion signed by 800 citizens against incinerators. In fact everything had already been decided in the heads of these employees, because they only execute orders.
In the end the motion against the incinerators was voted for by 10 Councillors representing the CDL, two centre left local civic Councillors, with 17 Councillors voting against (DS, Margherita, the leader of Rifondazione) and 6 abstentions (Verdi, Rifondazione, PDCI, Udeur).
Thus thanks to the centre left, the motion failed.

So as to avoid a really bad image, the Reggio Emilia centre left majority grouping voted motion in which they asked the new government headed by their fellow citizen to:
- Pass a law about the risks of nano particles and the related nanopathologies. (But if they think that nano particles are dangerous, why do they not come out against the incinerators?)
- Modify the disastrous law about the environment passed by the previous government.

They inserted important concepts and alternatives to incinerators like biological treatment for getting rid of remaining waste.

Now the ball is in the court of the Province.

This blog will keep an eye on Reggio Emilia that in fact has become the capital of the fight against incinerators.
Let the next phase commence!

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Excuse me... but am I to understand that VERDI [the ones who are supposed to be voting in favour of the environment] did nothing against the incinerators? So much for the environment lobby... let's go and call Greenpeace!!!

Posted by: Joselle Camilleri | April 15, 2006 04:17 PM

Ciao Beppe,
just to congratulate you, your team and everyone else supporting you for this great work you are doing in the name of a better, cleaner and smarter society.

Many thanks
Salvatore (Londra)

Posted by: Salvatore Consolino | April 15, 2006 09:29 AM

Hi, i don't know if there's someone from USA reading here_

Sorry everyone for my be bop surreal improvised english - i hope you could understand_

But i only would suggest a link to a short reflexion by a journalist i didn't know until today_

A thought especially moved me, a simple and almost evident thought i will keep smoothly recorded in my mind_

"In America, it's not where you come from that counts, it's where you're going."

About what i, or we, can even make a paraphrase to a wide social meaning:

"In the whole World society it's not where you come from that counts, it's where you're going."

What do you think?

Bye and greetings from the lost Chile, extreme, charmant, quite south of the globe_

Have nice days, and nights_

Posted by: Leonardo Migliarini | April 15, 2006 05:12 AM

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