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Björk Posts Environmental Video to Save Iceland’s Highlands from Development

Calling for Action to Stop Power Lines, Power Plants, and Dams

Nov 06, 2015
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Björk has posted a new video in which she's calling for action to stop the Icelandic government from building power lines, power plants, and dams in the wilderness of Iceland's highlands. In it she addresses the camera clad in a strange mask and reads from a statement written on a piece of cardboard. The YouTube post for the video encourages people to sign a petition at heartoficeland.org. Here's the full statement (followed by the video):

"Icelanders have a deadline. For 11 more days they can go online and protest an overhead high voltage power-line. It will be built across the whole island. Iceland has now the largest untouched nature in Europe. This would end that. The government has plans to build over 50 dams and power plants in this area, and to start next year. This could end Iceland's wilderness in a few years. We propose to start a national park in our highlands. Surveys have already proved that the majority of Icelanders are behind us. We ask for the world to support us against our government."

(Via Pitchfork)



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