The Government of the Spanish Region of Murcia has started the procedures for an administratively contentious appeal against the country's Ministry for Ecological Transition.
According to the Councilor of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, Antonio Luengo, "the Ministry has made an unprecedented decision that has prevented the transfer of water for irrigation in December which will cause serious damage to the Spanish Levante."
The counselor said that "the time has come to say enough is enough; we cannot continue to tolerate the attacks on the part of the Government of Spain. The regional government stands behind the irrigators and will do whatever is necessary to reverse this arbitrary decision and make it possible for water to be transferred for both irrigation and urban consumption."
The contentious administrative appeal will be filed before the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid, and specifically before the Administrative Litigation Chamber, which has the competent jurisdiction to resolve this type of litigations.
This decision follows the previous complaint issued by the Council of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment to the Ministry in November, when there was also no water transferred for irrigation.