This village of less than 400 inhabitants revolted against Elon Musk’s gigantic project. And while this small Normandy town is no match for the American billionaire, it still managed to win its case.
According to BloombergElon Musk became the richest man in the world in January 2021. His fortune is more than $300 billion and the entrepreneur owes this money mainly to his unusual, disproportionate and often disrespectful projects for the environment. This prompted the village of Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron to rise.
In February 2021, he simply decided to oppose the Starlink project of the giant SpaceX. This commune (like two others) was chosen as one of the most important French sites intended to house 9 antennas about 3 meters high and spread over 400 square meters. These “terrestrial domes” have the mission of seeking information through satellites.
But the town hall of Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron wondered what impact this project could have on the health of the population. Concerned about the emission of electromagnetic waves and not wanting to see the rural landscape mutilated, the municipality chose to bend Elon Musk. And the good news is that she won the battle.
“We have a right to ask ourselves questions about the effects of electromagnetic fields on the living we are. But also residents, a few tens of meters away, who see this kind of infrastructure in front of their home. »
François Dufour, Regional Councilor for Normandy
Watch (a video shared by The Chosen Normandy Ecology (EELV)
According to The Voice of the North, Elon Musk and SpaceX have also given up their project in Gravelines, in Hauts-de-France. To date, there is only one site left (in Gironde) to host this gigantic project.
A symbol of resistance to technological capitalism.