MURCIA TO HAVE LIGHT POLLUTION LAW

The Murcia regional government is working on the draft of a law against light pollution aimed at reducing the cost of public street lighting by fifty percent. Among other things, the law would ban lasers and light cannons, often used by discos and other venues, and the illumination of outside advertising hoardings will be limited in power and time. Ecologists have been demanding such legislation for some years, claiming that lighting has been destroying nocturnal ecosystems. The draft law could be introduced in the regional parliament as early as September, and be in force by the end of the year.

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