Many people seem not to be happy. Google translated from a recent article in El Diario
Read the Spanish version here: https://www.eldiario.es/castilla-y-leon/sociedad/sierra-culebra-fuego-cambio-no-cambio_129_10298571.html
For our regions, everything has changed, since the consequences of the fires will haunt us for decades. Thousands of hectares of charred forests that undermine the future expectations of both the affected territories and the entire province. A destruction that has already forced many of our inhabitants to change the way of life.
However, all this negative impact on the province, has it resulted in a change of administrations over Zamora? Obviously not.
The Junta de Castilla y León, which is the one that has the competence and responsibility in forest management, has allocated more time and resources to cover up what happened and make humiliating proposals such as the famous “solidarity concert” than to compensate all the people affected. It has devoted much more effort to ensuring municipal political control of the comarcas than to making substantial changes in the resources and conditions in which its forest firefighters work.
It has made a much greater effort to conspiratorially look for culprits outside, than to assume responsibility for its own management. In short, the Junta de Castilla y León has invested more in political marketing than in compensating the people affected by applying its maxims of “nothing has happened here” and “it’s someone else’s fault”.
A desperate panorama to which is added the inaction of the Government, which either on its own initiative or by putting pressure on the Board, could have approved a revitalization plan for the regions devastated by the fires.
Why hasn’t an essential revitalization plan been carried out to restore everything that was lost? How can it be that neither the Junta de Castilla y León, nor the Government, nor any other administration have turned around to support the province? How can it be so obvious that once the media left, its promises and priorities were forgotten?
This is how we are a year later, when after so much suffering, when everything should have changed, we are aware that nothing has. One year later, there is no plan to recover what was lost, the Junta de Castilla y León has not assumed responsibilities, nor has it significantly improved the conditions of the forest firefighters or the fire-fighting device, and the Government, faced with such an outrage, continues to look the other way .
A year later, despite the fact that nothing has changed, from the Zamora Rural Coordinator we will continue fighting to change everything.
Living the dream!