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Why any nature lover should make a stop a Lomatjorn farm in Iceland

The minister responsible for the destruction of huge swathes of Iceland is now trying to make a buck from tourism. PIC Ruv

The minister responsible for the destruction of huge swathe of Iceland is now trying to make a buck from tourism. PIC Ruv

In summer of 2002 the then industrial minister of Iceland signed a paper that effectively sunk large swathes of untouched country far up in the highland of Iceland in order to sell US aluminum giant Alcoa electricity at unheard of prices way below what was and is considered normal.

You may or may not know the story but it was a big one as that signature allowed the building of by far the largest and most destructive dam in the whole of Iceland. Just google Karahnjukar dam project and read all about it.

For years the minister in question, Valgerdur Sverrisdottir, turned up her nose at any dissenters or anyone in love with the country but now it seems, in her old age, she suddenly wants to make a buck from all the people coming to see the very same country she drowned.

If ever there was a fantastic time to pay her a visit and tell her your views about sinking precious land for the benefit of a huge conglomerate. Just contact valgerdur.sverrisdottir@gmail.com or drive by Lomatjorn farm on your travel in Iceland and inquire. Make your voice heard.

 

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