The concession is granted indeed, but The Peuple des Dunes in Tregor does not intend to demobilize
“From the moment we attack the dune, the biodiversity is attacked. »
The concession is limited to an extraction of 250 000 m3 of sand, against 400 000 m3 required by the CAN (Roullier Group), and will be prohibited during the summer months, between May and August. Provided this limit, a concession of the Economy Minister to the opponents, it does not change the problem, according to Alain Bidal, president of the association Le Peuple des dunes in Tregor, which campaigns for five years against the project: “The problem is not in volume. From the moment we attack the dune, the biodiversity is attacked. »
On the side of the ministry, they ensured that the project and its impact will be monitored carefully. The extraction will be limited to 50 000 m3 during the first year, before gradually increase to 250 000 m3 after five years of operation. The prefectural will initially issued for a period of one year “in order to make effective monitoring of mining operations and to allow stopping if necessary,” says Bercy in a statement.
According to Emmanuel Macron, French minister of Economy, “The studies conclude with sufficient certainty that there was no significant impact on the environment and other activities for of extraction”. But for opponents, the public inquiry and studies on the project’s impact were, from the beginning, botched.