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Govt formally aborts Mura power project

Ljubljana, 30 May - The government has formally aborted plans to build hydro power stations on the river Mura in the north-east. The decision, expectedly inviting mixed responses, was taken after the former environment minister announced in January the project was not viable due to environmental concerns.

Environment and Spatial Planning Minister Simon Zajc speaks to the press after the government session.
Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA

The river Mura in the north-east of Slovenia.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
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The activists of the Let's Save Mura! campaign take more than 50,00 signatures in support of their bid against the planned power stations on the river Mura to the Environment Ministry in 2018.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA
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