A dam project on the last wild stretch of the Rhône river!

The STOP Barrage Rhonergia collective is alerting the public to the construction by CNR of a hydroelectric dam on the last wild stretch of the Rhône river in the communes of St Romain de Jalionas (38) and Loyettes (01). This old-fashioned project, already abandoned in 1990, is a waste of public money, even though it will provide little energy. It is a project with irreversible impacts on an already fragile biodiversity.

Prior consultation on the Rhônergia project began on 1 December 2023, for a statutory period of 3 months, until 29 February 2024, in parallel with the initial studies.

You can consult the contributions on the consultation site managed by the CNDP by clicking on the following link ACCESS TO CONTRIBUTIONS and contribute yourself if you have any information.

Studies are available, including one by ZABR on the risks downstream of the project (drinking water supply for the Lyon conurbation, pollution, river level and temperature) https://concertation-rhonergia.fr/fr/documentation 

A call for alternative solutions has also been launched: https://concertation-rhonergia.fr/fr/la-concertation/les-alternatives-l-appel-a-contribution . These alternatives will be presented to the general public at the public meeting (open to all) on Tuesday 23 January 2024 in Saint-Vulbas.

Sign the petition to say no to the dam project: https://www.change.org/p/stop-au-barrage-rhonergia-sur-le-dernier-tron%C3%A7on-sauvage-du-fleuve-rh%C3%B4ne
For more information, see the collective’s website: https://www.stopbarrage.fr/ The collective is apolitical, made up of citizens from nearly 20 communes in our region.
Website dedicated to the consultation: https://concertation-rhonergia.fr/fr/le-projet

Read ERN-SOS Loire Vivante contribution

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