In a joint press release sent Wednesday evening, the ecological mayor of Strasbourg Jeanne Barseghian and Pia Imbs, president of the Eurometropolis expressed their “support for opponents” on the project to set up an Amazon warehouse of 19 hectares… in Ensisheim, near Mulhouse in the Haut-Rhin. They underline the “direct negative impacts that such a project would generate” and recall their attachment to “ecological transition” and “maintaining jobs in our territory”.
The two elected officials “alert the prefecture on the expansion of such behemoths” of online sales which “would cause the net destruction of jobs”. They also underline the “irreversible impacts of this global trade on the climate plan”.
A postponed announcement
A statement in support of elected officials and opponents who call for a demonstration this Thursday in front of the prefecture of Colmar, while the Coderst (departmental council for the environment and health and technological risks) of Haut-Rhin was to meet to give an opinion on this installation project. Should, because according to the prefecture, “the Coderst was postponed due to the constraints of meetings related to sanitary measures […] as well as other meetings ”. “The date for the next Coderst has not yet been set,” she added.
Loïc Minery, ecologist municipal councilor of Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin) and vice-president of the Mulhouse Alsace agglomeration, denounced the establishment of what he presents as the “largest logistics warehouse for e-commerce in the country”, whose authorization would constitute “a stab in the back” of regional traders.