Iceland to get new environment minister
Iceland is set to get a new environment minister as a result of a reshuffle in the two-party, centre-right governing coalition. Sigridur Anna Thordardottir of the Independent party is taking over from the Progressive party's Siv Fridleiksdottir. During her five-year term, Ms Fridleiksdottir is mainly remembered for allowing the controversial Karahnjukar hydroelectric plant to go ahead and banning grouse hunting for three years due to low population numbers. Ms Thordardottir is currently the chair of the Icelandic parliament's environment committee. See news report.