The mayors of all seven municipalities in the Versilia – the area home to the marble quarries famous for marble, since Roman times – have unanimously voiced their opposition to the recently proposed Tuscany Region environmental plan – which foresees the closure of the quarries within the Park of the Apuan Alps.
The mayors met in the Auditorium of Cardoso in Stazzema on Tuesday, in front of a large crowd of onlookers and articulated a unified response to the Tuscany Region’s plan, by signing a “documento unitario” (a unifying document) . In so doing the whole of the Versilia has claimed its right to have a voice in whatever choices are made which affect its future. The mayors also expressed their support for the marble industry and its “model” for doing business in the area, both from a “foundational historic value” and from the “current irreplaceable economic value.”
This document adds to the already expressed opposition by the Municipalities of the Garfagnana and presents a determined and unified position to the Tuscany Region.
Participating were the Municipalities of: Stazzema, Seravezza, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Massarosa, and Viareggio.
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