Alternative Radio (Aust.)
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The Tasmanian and Victorian governments have handed over the development of a high voltage power inter-connector to the British power company, National Grid International. NGI's proposal has, for the last 18 months or so been the catalyst in the formation of concerned citizens groups. Farmers, property owners and residents are concerned about the 50 metre high towers the cable will be transported across land on. Fisherfolk, environmentalists and tourism operators are concerned about the impact of the undersea cable.
Colin McAllen is a member of the Basslink Concerned Citizens Coalition and has, in his own words "been a fast learner" on the issues surrounding the current proposal.
Dagmar Norberg was a leading figure in the fight to have changes to the SwePol undersea cable linking Sweden and Poland. She is Sweden's 2000 Environmentalist of the Year. They spoke at a public rally in Yarram in Victoria.