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Conflit environnemental et identité territoriale

Abstract : Somewhere in Haut-Bugey region, between Ain and Jura, an oil and gas drilling in 1989 lead to a water source pollution. Twenty five years later, the government overrules a request for an extension of a permit for hydrocarbon exploration on these same territories. The main reason of this decision is based on the conviction of territorial vulnerability. As a consequence, vulnerability is now largely admitted. However the recognition of this vulnerability has been the result of tough negotiations between policy makers and populations concerned. It was the reason of a socio technical ongoing conflict whose backgrounds are about legitimate qualification of knowledge, experience and knowledge on the risks of drilling of these typical karsts environments in the region. How their existence, relevance and finally their recognition were been negotiated to establish vulnerability of these territories? Based on an investigation on the site of the protest, this paper traces the history of the publicizing of solutions and problems through the confrontation between stakeholders taken into controversy, debate and the conflict. Eventually, it experiences the observation often made elsewhere that conflict is also a privileged way for the formation of a collective intelligence and for a risk public expertise, that conflict is sometimes the only means to lead to a real participation for people concerned
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Michel Letté. Conflit environnemental et identité territoriale. Une histoire des conflits environnementaux. Luttes locales, enjeu global (XIXe-XXIe siècles) sous la direction de Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, Anna Trespeuch-Berthelot et Alexis Vignon, 2018. ⟨halshs-01974569⟩

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