Rabat- After the Turkish company Genel Energy announced that Morocco’s coasts contain a significant oil capacity, government officials in the Canary Islands are urging Madrid to pressure Morocco citing concerns of environmental protection.
Dreams of oil are to be a reality in Morocco’s Atlantic waters, yet Canaries government officials are asking Madrid to call on Morocco not to start the extraction process.
According to Al Massaa, this campaign led by Canaries authorities is claiming a threat to the environment, due to the close proximity of Morocco to the Islands.
The oil raw material capacity in Morocco’s shoreline is believed to be over 9,000 million barrels.
According to the same source, this move comes after Genel Energy‘s recent discovery of oil in Morocco’s offshore waters announced last Thursday.
“We’re against this project for two principle reasons,” explained the mayor of Fuerteventura.“The environmental risks, firstly, but then also the possibility of the reduction in tourism. These islands live exclusively on the tourism industry and a project of this nature, with the elevated risk of accidents that it brings with it, could threaten the main income to these islands,” he added.
Edited by Jessica Rohan
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