The initiative of Laurent Wauquiez, president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, is snowballing.
Five new regions have come to join the referral of the Council of State against the government's decision to close the ski lifts for the Christmas holidays, announced Thursday the elected LR, initiator of this approach.
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The referral is now supported by Nouvelle Aquitaine, Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand-Est, in addition to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes which finances this appeal, said Laurent Wauquiez.
Support from 15 departments
“The freedom summary was filed this evening (Thursday) by our lawyer.
It is a real movement which is being set up with support from all political stripes, ”welcomed the former President of the Republicans.
Fifteen departments also support this approach: Ain, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ariège, Cantal, Haute-Garonne, Isère, Loire, Haute-Loire, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Savoie, Haute -Savoie and Vosges.
"For us", the ban on operating ski lifts in resorts is "an illogical decision which is not based on health criteria", noted Laurent Wauquiez.
“The general and absolute ban is not legal.
There are other ways than the total closure of the lifts ”, he argued.
According to the entourage of the president of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the time limit for examining summary proceedings before the Council of State is in principle 48 hours.
A decision is therefore expected early next week.