The defenders of water reservoirs - which must allow the irrigation of crops during periods of drought - can claim victory.
The administrative court of Poitiers rejected, on Tuesday, appeals brought against the project of agricultural water reservoirs in Deux-Sèvres, where a recent demonstration gave rise to violent clashes with the police.
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Several environmental defense associations had attacked prefectural decrees authorizing the construction and filling of 16 "
" reserves - including that of Sainte-Soline - which must be built in this department, as well as Vienne and Charente- Maritime neighbors.
However, part of this procedure remains pending before the Administrative Court of Appeal of Bordeaux, where the applicants are contesting a previous judgment of the court of Poitiers.
Delivered in May 2021, it concerned the impact study and the environmental impact study of the "
" project, which opponents consider insufficient.
According to a census of the procedures in progress established by the latter in March, around twenty appeals remain committed against the 93 water reservoirs in the project in the former Poitou-Charentes region.