STOP MINING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF GREEN SPACES IN CHELYABINSK!
Open letter to the Head of Chelyabinsk V. A. Elistratova
Dear Vladimir Alekseevich!
From day to day is the signing of the contract with the company "Yuzhuralmost" the construction of the bridge over the railroad tracks near the intersection of Darwin and Startracker tract, expansion of the street of Darwin and the construction of the t-junction at the intersection of Darwin and Blucher. I consider it my duty to warn You that this project has caused widespread resentment among the residents of Chelyabinsk, as most are confident that there is no pressing need to expand the streets of Darwin and the construction of the intersection on the ring Darwin/Blucher. Particularly outraged citizens that will have to cut down hundreds of Mature trees, which are not only source of oxygen, but also protect the people on the streets of Darwin from noise, dust and pollution from transport. Only for the first day of collecting signatures under the appeal to You with a request to suspend the contract he was supported by about a hundred residents of Chelyabinsk. Personal communication with residents of the area, it became clear that they are very serious. Many are willing to directly confront the work of technicians and builders. The situation becomes tense and I believe the city authorities are not interested in fomenting this conflict.
In connection with the above, I suggest to You, Mr Zubkov, to suspend the signing of this contract, to collect an emergency meeting of the Working group on environmental issues in the city of Chelyabinsk, to invite to this meeting if the need arises, acting Governor of the Chelyabinsk region of Texler A. L. that would be in working order you can give the address and the signature of the residents of Chelyabinsk, as well as to develop a plan of action for the resolution of this conflict.
Andrey Kostenko, a member of the working group on environmental issues in the city of Chelyabinsk.