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Icelanders lead campaign against the sale of a national geothermal company, 2011

Time period
18 July, 2010 to 31 January, 2011
Economic Justice
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
John Pontillo, 30/03/2013

On 18 July 2010, Icelandic pop-singer and cultural icon Bjork called for Iceland’s Parliament to review the sale of Iceland’s geo-thermal company HS Orka to Vancouver-based company Magma Energy Corporation in order to consider the environmental and political implications of such a sale. Bjork argued that the sale of Iceland’s natural resources, like geo-thermal energy, should be decisions made by all Icelanders, and not just those affiliated with the company.