The president of the Republic, peter castle, held that The Repsol company must “assume its responsibilities” after the oil spill on the beaches of Window, which caused contamination in the environment and damage to the animals living in the area.
Indeed, the head of state issued this pronouncement from the Cavero spa minutes before signing the supreme decree that declares the climate emergency of national interest for the oil spill at the La Pampilla refinery, owned by the company Repsol, last January 15.
“We are at a very critical moment in environmental matters. We are in one of the places affected by the oil spill that occurred a few days ago, which has meant the most worrying ecological disaster on the Peruvian coast in recent times. We cannot shy away from responsibilities, it is about assuming them. And, in the case of the company that caused the ecological disaster (Repsol), we hope that it has to be like that and it would be responsible”, declared this Thursday.
at another time, peter castle announced that the Government will be in charge of “mitigating the damage”, for which he pointed out that a health crisis committee will be formed with different ministries in which “concrete actions will be proposed in the next few hours.”
“It is significant that in this critical context we are promulgating the supreme decree that declares the climate emergency of national interest (…). We are here not only to defend the sea, but also to defend the rivers, the big cities and the population where the State needs to remember them”, exclaimed the president.
Next, he stressed that his government will make “every effort to be there where the emergency is.” In addition, he mentioned that this new supreme decree will force the authorities to “assume specific commitments.”
“Citizens have to know that this government has a genuine commitment to reducing the effects of climate change because we know that, if the temperature and environmental damage continue to increase, those affected will be each and every one of us. The poorest in the country and rural men will be affected,” he added.
“It is not possible that, in the midst of an environmental crisis, there is still no sensitivity. We hope that this sensitivity ceases to be insufficient and that we have a commitment to the environment (…). Today we are making a call not only to defend the sea, but the constitutional rights of the people,” he concluded. Castle.