Tuesday, April 11, 2006

BAIJI DOLPHINS - Severn Barrage plan shocks greens

News Wales with the news that plans for a Severn River Barrage may be going ahead, angering conservationists, describing it as their own Three Gorges Dam.
Three major environmental groups are shocked at rumours that First Minister Rhodri Morgan is to announce this week that the Assembly Government is to recommend to the UK Government Energy Review to build the Severn Barrage.

The unexpected announcement by the First Minister was made at the Welsh Local Government Association conference on Friday during which he described the Severn Barrage as "our equivalent to the Three Gorges Dam" in China, which has been described as an environmental and social disaster, set to make an estimated 1.2 million people homeless and the 'Baiji', a unique species of white dolphin, extinct.