Activists argue area of natural beauty will be destroyed if energy network is built

Residents’ groups in one of the most beautiful and rugged corners of Spain are protesting against plans to build a towering “electricity highway” over their hills, fields and farms, saying it will wreck their way of life.

Activists in the Alpujarra and Lecrín valley areas of south-eastern Andalucía said the proposed 110-mile line between the provinces of Almería and Granada would have devastating consequences for a region that depends heavily on rural tourism and small-scale agriculture.

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