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A CHANCE FOR YOU TO RETHINK PLANS TO DESTROY ICELANDS NATURAL HERITAGE
The National Power Company of Iceland
the attention of:
Head of Corporate Communications
Dear Mr Hilmarsson,
The ruling by the Iceland Environmental Planning Agency is unambiguous. Contrary to your statements in your reply
to the widespread international protest, and I quote below, the reality is different:
"We did extensive research
on the habitat of all forms of life in the area affected, including birdlife. ..... The conclusion of that research is that
your fear for birdlife and endangered species is groundless.
Effects on bird habitats will be minimal ..... ."
The EPA report clearly states:
"This impact would affect many things, e.g. the vegetation of the Vesturöræfi
area, the reindeer, bird life and the landscape, in addition to which erosion would result in a dust haze in the Vesturöræfi
area and down into the inhabited areas.... ."
"Development work on the first stage of the
project would interfere with species that are rare, both in the local area and in Iceland as a whole, and would alter the
conditions for life in lakes and rivers. The work could also have a substantial impact on birdlife, both through the loss
of land covered by the reservoir and through the indirect effects of soil erosion and changes in hydrology."
there is much more; but you are no doubt studying the report in detail yourself.
We sincerely hope that you will
accept its conclusions in good grace and accept that continuing with the project would do irreversible damage to your country
and its environment; and a part of the European common heritage.
We therefore urge you NOT to appeal against the
ruling of the Environmental Planning Agency's ruling.
trusting in your good judgement and concern
for the quality of life for present and future generations,
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