United Kingdom: Opponents dismiss wildlife-friendly claims

Guardian: Angling, wildlife and heritage groups on Thursday attacked new proposals for a £34bn tidal barrage across the Severn estuary, with one telling MPs that environmental benefits touted by proponents of the barrage are "spin" and "guff". But former Labour minister Peter Hain, who stepped down as an MP last year to back the plans, told the energy and climate change committee that it would generate 5% of the UK's energy, create 50,000 jobs and protect the region from storm surge flooding. "Of course......

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