The national spokeswoman of the Bloc, Ana Pontón, denounced yesterday in front of the headquarters of the Xunta de Galicia that, unfortunately, in San Caetano (headquarters of the Government of Galicia), rather than a Government that defends Galicia, there is a management that works for the electricity companies. "The PP Government is working for the electricity companies and against the interests of the Galicians, and to top it off, it is forgiving the companies awarded wind farms the development of industrial projects linked to those awards or, failing that, their monetization." Pontón has pointed to the case discovered by the Galician environmental association Adega, which revealed the Xunta has exempted from paying more eleven and a half million euros to Greenalia, the company in which the former PP councilor Beatriz Mato was relocated.
The Bloc was convinced yesterday that this case, which it considers "a perfect example of revolving doors, is only the tip of the iceberg". In fact -recalled from the nationalist party-, many of the companies awarded megawatts in the wind power tender of 2010 did not carry out the industrial plans committed, "so they had to pay financial compensation to the public coffers that, according to the Diario Oficial de Galicia, would amount to 1,600 million euros".
Why the industrial plans are not developed
In this context, the BNG will request a parliamentary commission of inquiry to clarify "why information is hidden from the Galicians" and to clarify, likewise, "the reasons why electricity companies are forgiven the payment of compensation that should go to the public treasury for not developing the industrial plans to which they committed".
Ana Pontón, national spokeswoman of the Bloc: "it is very serious that money is being given to the electric companies with full hands and on top of that, the Parliament is hiding documentation that it is obliged to provide".
According to the statement released yesterday by the Bloc, the proposal for the creation of a parliamentary commission of inquiry comes "before the total opacity of the PP and its persistent refusal to all requests for information made by the BNG, through Article 9 of the rules of the House, through questions to the Government in plenary, or through various parliamentary initiatives."
The leader of the Bloc has said that what is happening "is part of a real collective scam in this country". The PP - said Pontón - is working for the electricity companies "with a predatory wind boom, in many cases with legislation to suit them and in violation of the law. Beyond the criminal responsibilities, which must be settled by the Court, we must demand political responsibilities in Parliament".