EELV mayors launch controversies that worry some environmentalists

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The mayor EELV of Bordeaux Pierre Hurmic photographed in July in his office (illustration)

POLICY – Are EELV Mayors Handing Out the Stick to Get Beaten? In any case, this is what several personalities claiming to be ecology thinks, after a series of controversial decisions or statements coming from green mayors, elected in the green wave of the last municipal elections.

The latest example is the decision taken by the mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic, to remove the traditional Christmas tree – “dead tree” – in favor of a “live show in the city squares. An act which provoked a real outcry and which takes place in a context where these neo-ediles are accused of taking anti-popular and anti-popular measures. Like the mayor EELV of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, who attacked the Tour de France sharply, a competition deemed “macho and polluting” that he is thinking of not inviting back to the capital of the Gauls.

“These people don’t like the party or the joy of others. We do not have to impose our sadness ”, reacted in particular on Franceinfo this Friday, September 11 the Minister for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa. These repeated controversies, eclipsing the environmental and social measures taken by these elected officials, are beginning to cause a form of annoyance among supporters of the cause, not members of Julien Bayou’s party.

“A stupid idea a day”

This is particularly the case of deputy Matthieu Orphelin, co-president of the Ecology Democracy Solidarity group at the National Assembly. On Twitter, this close to Nicolas Hulot wished to warn these elected ecologists. “Dear friends, beware of bad symbols and clumsy communication … This controversy over the tree crushes the (good) announcements of the mayor of Bordeaux yesterday”, regrets the deputy for Maine-et-Loire, who warns: “ the anti-ecologists are waiting for that … ”

Same irritation expressed in Isabelle Saporta, short-lived running mate of Gaspard Gantzer in Paris and claiming to be an environmentalist. “If they have one stupid idea a day, we are not going to get out of it”, squeaked the one who had finally joined Cédric Villani (himself a member of Ecology, Democracy and Solidarity).

According to her, these elected EELV lack “the boulevard” of environmental reforms available to them by causing these outcasts that focus media attention. “I may be green, I do not recognize myself in there, I consider that they are caricatured”, she continued on the set of the Grandes gueules of RMC, before addressing these elected officials: “Shut your mouths, and work”. These repeated controversies, setting themselves up as a veritable “green ceiling” for EELV, are in any case the happiness of their political opponents.

“The Christmas tree, ‘a dead tree’ for the Greens ?! These people have a visceral rejection of everything that makes up our country, our traditions, our culture and will try to dismantle everything piece by piece ”, in particular attacked Marine Le Pen. Same tone on the side of La République en Marche. “No more Patrouille de France, no more Tour de France, no more Christmas trees … All in inclusive writing. EELV is the end of the benchmarks that make the greatness of our Nation ”, tweeted the LREM deputy of Indre François Jolivet.

“A world without Tour de France, without Christmas tree, without travel abroad, without cars, without breeding, without traditions … welcome to the world of green radicals”, laughs on his side the LR deputy of Vaucluse Julien Aubert.

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