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+1 #6 ASMAA 2017-06-18 10:01
Quoting Confused ...:
Ed ... isn't interesting that there's no disclosure from AMAL on the outcome of their injunction? Nothing? One year on and NO NEWS from that quarter?


We had a meeting to find our progress with AMAL last year, but its true that since then, there hasn't been any further news. Will follow-up next week with AMAL to find out what's happenning..

ASMAA
+1 #5 Confused ... 2017-06-18 09:48
Ed ... isn't interesting that there's no disclosure from AMAL on the outcome of their injunction? Nothing? One year on and NO NEWS from that quarter?

Why I remain confused
0 #4 Ed 2017-06-18 09:18
Quoting Confused ...:
Quoting Chip:
Confused, I would have thought that the more injunctions there are the better.

Really? Then you haven't been following the case closely enough.

The drilling process WAS ALREADY ON HOLD - pending the outcome of the legal case from Alentejo against the companies, and the legal process will now take its course.

An injunction is normally used to STOP an IMMEDIATE THREAT - if the immediate threat is not there at present, why do so now?

Why I am confused ...

There now are three broadly similar cases to be heard, but each containing some different specific legal poiints to be considered: PALP, Odemira Council and the mayors' group AMAL.

The more the merrier, some say. Others see this as an unneccessary triplication.
+1 #3 Confused ... 2017-06-18 09:10
Quoting Chip:
Confused, I would have thought that the more injunctions there are the better.

Really? Then you haven't been following the case closely enough.

The drilling process WAS ALREADY ON HOLD - pending the outcome of the legal case from Alentejo against the companies, and the legal process will now take its course.

An injunction is normally used to STOP an IMMEDIATE THREAT - if the immediate threat is not there at present, why do so now?

Why I am confused ...
-1 #2 Chip 2017-06-17 07:48
Confused, I would have thought that the more injunctions there are the better.
0 #1 Confused ... 2017-06-16 17:25
Why would PALP submit an injunction at this time? Isn't two others already running? (The municipall councils one in Algarve and another from Alentejo?)

In my opinion, this is a TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY and a stupid action, as they will not be able to react later when it will really be required (probably after the elections) ...

but maybe that is the intention? appear to be proactive rather than being effective?

I'm really confused ...

On which side are they?

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