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    Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:13:36

    Bjork Protests Sales of Energy Company in Her Native Iceland - She asks parliament to review the proposed sale

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    Former Sugarcubes singer Bjork is all fired up over the proposed sale of a local geothermal energy company in her native Iceland. She says the deal could bring harm to Icelandic interests. The singer said she is unhappy with the sale of Icelandic power company HS Orka to Canada's Magma Energy and asked members of parliament to review the sale before allowing it go through.

    "Members of parliament! We, Icelanders, ask you for a transparent, open discussion and reconsideration concerning the sale of access to our natural resources," Bjork told reporters."Shouldn't the nation be able to decide for itself if it is willing to sell off its natural resources, by means of a law change to enable a national referendum?"

    A little background on Icelandic energy issues: Thermal energy is generated by the heat of volcanoes and is one of Iceland's most valuable natural resources.

    What is your favorite Bjork song? I love "Army of Me."

    —Amy Sciarretto

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