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manolokazolo Mar 20, 2015 12:10 AM
How is possible that a petrol station situated in Ortigueira (A Coruña, Spain) is still open when is situated on a Public Water Domain area (a river was diverted 5 meters to build the petrol station), and is polluting an area protected by RAMSAR, SSSI, Natura 2000, and Special Area of Conservation, as is the "Ría de Ortigueira".

The petrol station was built without building permit, without permit of the municipality, and without permits of the Regional Goverment because of the protected area.

There are a lot of analysis that confirm that the river passing over is polluted by lead, and with the leachate of the car wash that goes directly to the river.

The Spanish Justice already declared (by 3 times) that this petrol stations needs to be closed, but the local and the regional government didn't do anything yet.

Why the Spanish goverment and the EU allows this practices? Money can buy everything? Inclusive the justice?

If you can read Spanish: http://www.laopinioncoruna.es/[…]/445558.html
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EEA Mar 23, 2015 11:42 AM
Please be advised that the European Environment Agency has no mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints relating to environmental legislation, and no powers of investigation related to the issue you raise in your email. Unfortunately, therefore, we are not able to help you.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that European Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. However, to be admissible, a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Complaints to the European Commission can be submitted via the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/make_a_complaint_en.htm

You may also contact the unit dealing with complaints in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission directly at the following address:

Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
Director "Implementation, Governance and Semester"
DG Environment
European Commission
200 rue de la Loi
BE-1049 Bruxelles

I hope this information may be useful to you.

Kind regards.