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Erwin: Alcan smelter to go ahead at Coega January 28, 2008

Posted by Andreas in "The Economy", activism, Climate change, Coega, Environment, Global warming, News, South Africa.
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Just when you thought some of the people who make the decisions around here had seen the light, another idiot insists on wearing blinkers, sun glasses and a welder’s helmet all at the same time!

Alec Erwin, the Minister of Public Enterprises (don’t you just love him so!?) has put paid to the suggestion that the painfully stupid idea of letting Canadian giant company Alcan build an energy-draining aluminium smelter at Coega might be, well… really, really stupid. He was quoted in the Weekend Argus as saying:

There is no question of stopping contracted projects or freezing any new projects. Energy crisis… what energy crisis?

OK, I may have added the last sentence…

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