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Environmentalists Demand Info Regarding Lava Field’s Destruction

By Iceland Review

The four environmental groups that filed suit against the Icelandic Road Administration demanding that the construction of a new road through Gálgahraun lava field connecting Garðabær with Álftanes be deemed unlawful have requested that the Minister of the Interior and the Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA) reveal all information regarding the communication and decision making on Gálgahraun.

galgahraun05_psArchive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

The four environmental groups, Landvernd (the Icelandic Environment Association), Náttúruverndarsamtök Íslands (Iceland Nature Conservation Association), Náttúruverndarsamtök Suðvesturlands and Hraunavinir (‘Lava Friends’) demand access to all data regarding the preparation of the operation that took place in Gálgahraun on Monday October 21, visir.is reports.

They claim that heavy machinery unjustly marked a trail, under police protection, into the designated road area.

They have furthermore requested information regarding who made the decision to have such a strong police presence and data pertaining to the involvement of the Minister of the Interior in the decision to sign with the contractors last July.

The groups also reiterate their previous demands that construction be terminated immediately.


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