Alcoa, with help from Bechtel, is building a giant dam in Iceland which will destroy some of the last protected wilderness in Europe. The whole project is to create power for a smelting plant which will create aluminum. The saddest part of the whole thing is that better recycling programs could probably make such a plant entirely unnecessary.
Shashwati and I loved Iceland, and hope to go back. I just hope those multinational vikings don’t ruin it first.
If you want a great vacation with a social purpose, go to Iceland this summer to join the protest.