Piergiuseppe Venturella and Giorgio Altieri of Tonucci & Partners attended as speakers the Conference promoted last August 22th by Ovindoli Municipality (AQ) regarding: “The difficult balance between development requirements and environmental protection: Ovindoli ski lifts expansion ‘case’ ”.
Commenting Council of State sentence which released the construction of the new ski lifts, obtained by Ovindoli Municipality with the assistance of Tonucci & Partners lawyers, the two professionals explained the proactive reasons concerning the project towards a non fundamentalist environmentalism.
In particular, Piergiuseppe Venturella recalled the qualifying points of Council of State sentence: “The Associations must directly challenge the measures they consider harmful to environmental interests and cannot propose ad adiuvandum adhesive intervention. The subjects involved in administrative proceedings cannot limit themselves to reporting hypothetical deficiencies, critical issues or shortcomings, but must propose and forward solutions. The interest regarding environmental protection cannot prevail over other constitutional interests such as, specifically, the interest in a local community economic and social development. Last but not least, small communities have been given the right to operate with their own means without having to rely on major administrations”. And he concluded: ” Environmental associations continue to interpret their role in a perplexing way that is not as promoters of sustainable development, but as opponents of any initiative”.
Giorgio Altieri, on the other hand, pointed out that: “Not all human interventions have a negative impact on nature and the environment. There cannot be environmental law tyranny over other rights when, specifically, the environment is protected and appreciation must be expressed towards Ovindoli Municipality for the work done by all those who were involved on this initiative by keeping track of everything, above all with special attention to the preservation and protection of animal species”.