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Emma Thompson pledges support for Clyde River's seismic testing challenge

Actress Emma Thompson says she supports the community's legal challenge of a National Energy Board decision allowing seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.
Emma Thompson, right, and Michelle Thrush, left, each brought their daughters along on a Greenpeace trip to the Norwegian Arctic last summer. (Courtesy Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace)

Clyde River's fight against seismic testing has gained another high-profile supporter.

Actress Emma Thompson says she supports the community's legal challenge of a National Energy Board decision allowing seismic testing in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.

The Oscar-winning actor is well known for her roles in Love Actually, Nanny McPhee and as Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter series.

In a Greenpeace news release, Thompson says seismic testing is a precursor to destructive drilling for oil. She went on to say she was honoured to stand with the Inuit of Clyde River as they battle for their culture and livelihood.

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