Calenda: «We Italy of Yes». Gas, waste and infrastructure: these are the positions of the Third Pole

“Yes to infrastructure, energy independence, development and work”. Carlo Calenda and the Third pole they lead “the Italy of yes”. And they do it directly from the symbolic places of the great Italian works, often paralyzed by the opposition of Nimby committees (“Not in my backyard”, literally “Not in my backyard”) and by local or national politics: Rome, Piombino, Melendugno, Ravenna , Genoa, Tempa Rossa and Brescia.

THE DAY
The entire front line of Action and Italy alive yesterday took to the streets to explain the reasons for the great strategic works. And it did so, on their respective social channels, directly from the areas that are the subject of the dispute. For example, from the quay of the Livorno city where Snam intends to position the regasification ship Golar Tundra. “The Piombino ship is essential – explained Calenda – it carries 5 billion cubic meters of gas, almost 10%, what could be missing”. With the usual combative attitude, the leader of Action – who had also asked the mayor of Piombino for a meeting in vain – confronted several committees that had rushed to contest him but left after a respectful face to face. “We discussed the merits, and on the merits I explained to them why from my point of view they are wrong, but they are respectable and serious people”, in fact, he wanted to point out to the reporters.

THE SYNDROME
“We have to overcome the Nimby syndrome, that syndrome whereby even those who are aware of the need to build the plants do not want them” in their own garden “” echoed the minister Mariastella Gelmini who, instead, placed her own station in front to the A2A waste-to-energy plant in Brescia. Her that is to say «Where we can touch the reality of systems that can be made, while safeguarding the environment». Beside her also the leader of Italia Viva Matteo Renzi, who insisted: “Since this crisis started with the waste-to-energy plants, the one in Rome, we are here to say that the waste-to-energy plants are good and the crisis is bad”. And it is no coincidence that Maria Elena Boschi, group leader in the Chamber of IV, instead connected from the capital, with some garbage bins in plain sight behind her, saying she was also available to guard the area militarily in order to complete it. And again Matteo Richetti connected from Ravenna (the other headquarters of the regasification terminal), and Raffaella Paita in Genoa in support of the Gronda. But the most evident representation of the anti-Nimby concept (defined, precisely “Inmby”, “In my garden”) was also reported by Undersecretary Teresa Bellanova, connected from Punta Cassano Melendugno, in Puglia, the land of Tap. “The energy infrastructures are needed, they must be built and must be defended – she explained – If we had not defended in every way the realization of Tap last year we would not have had safe and calm supplies”.
In practice, the Third Pole aims to make the name of that portion of Italians no longer willing to wait for a crisis so that something moves on the front of the great works: “If we continue to vote for people who say no to everything then we have to do things in an emergency »Concluded Calenda.

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Calenda: «We Italy of Yes». Gas, waste and infrastructure: these are the positions of the Third Pole