Major environmental damage has been caused in the Argosaronic gulf due to the sinking of a small oil tanker. The oil spill has spread in beaches of Salamina and Attica and many efforts are being made in order to face this ecocatastrophe.
The gold mine in Chalkidiki is an investment that is causing conflicts between the Greek government and the company implementing the investment, El Dorado. The issue of conflict is whether the mining methods applied by El Dorado are environmentally friendly.
The investment plan for the Elliniko area is another point of conflict, as there are claims that the area is forest land, therefore interventions cannot be made.