Objecting the “PCI” list
The Project of Common Interest (PCI) list was revealed by the European Commission in December 2017 with a staggering 90+ gas projects. By being on the list, these projects receive strong political support and are eligible for public financial resources.
The EU Parliament has the power to object the list – and this is exactly what Friends of the Earth and Food&Water Europe have tirelessly been pushing for in Brussels.
Activists from Ireland, Italy, Sweden, France and Spain all came to present to Parliamentary representatives (MEPs) and the Commission their concerns about the PCI process and how the projects impact their communities. MEPs also confronted the Commission with crucial arguments.
An official objection against the list has now been filed.
>>>> What next? <<<<
The Parliament’s energy committee (ITRE) will vote on the objection of the PCI list on 21st of February.
At the risk of sounding lame, this incredibly exciting! Once we get the energy committee to object the PCI list, it will be voted by the entire European Parliament at the end of March. This guarantees heated debates and gas being publicly criticised.
>>>> How can you help? <<<<
We need to convince as many parliamentarians (MEPs) of the energy committee that they should support the objection! MEPs represent European citizens, so we can write an email or tweet at them to share our views.
Food & Water has designing an online tool to do this fast and easy. Click away. Come on, do it now, it will only take a second!