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From: "SchNEWS" (
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 00:32:49 +0000
Subject: SchNEWS 202, Friday 25th February 1999


Protester: "Do you consider the Economy to be more important than the environment?"

Kvaerner Construction: "..Yes!"

That's strange, as their delightful brochure boasts that "...we see the protection of the environment... as our prime concern... we act as a single globally-functioning business with a single identity world-wide."

The Kvaerner owned company, Midland Expressway Limited (MEL), are the consortium wanting to build Britains first toll motorway, the Birmingham Northern Relief Road (BNRR). While the Alliance Against The BNRR were in the High Courts appealing the decision for the go-ahead for the 27 mile motorway, 30 activists payed a visit to their offices, complete with banners, fire juggling and general chaos. Kvaerner may have difficulty getting an estimated £600-700 million from the city following the financial failures of their other toll roads in America and abroad.

A camp is still on route -
contact Mike on 01922 416110
or Birmingham FoE.. 0121 6326909 for more info.

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