Muskrat Falls

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the good work done by the province’s Public Utility Board investigating the January 2014 blackouts is a clear demonstration that the PUB should also be given oversight of Muskrat Falls.

 
NDP Environment and Conservation Critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants government to explain how allowing Nalcor to use Tordon 101 (also known as Agent White) along the 1100-kilometer Muskrat Falls power line will be in the best interests of the people of the province.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) addressed energy issues today in the House of Assembly. She first asked why Nalcor executives were in Boston this week lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers on that state’s proposed clean energy bill.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Independent Engineer’s Report released yesterday has only confirmed her ongoing concerns about the eventual cost of the project to the people of the province.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) used her portion of Question Period in the House of Assembly today to probe the provincial government’s appointment of a Muskrat Falls oversight committee.

“The government plans to appoint a committee of bureaucrats to oversee the Muskrat Falls project,” Michael said in the House of Assembly today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) focused her questions for the new session of the House of Assembly on some topics she has been hearing about from constituents for the last couple of months.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) is wrapping up the first week of her caucus’s “Tell The Tories” campaign with a reminder to government that the people of the province have been asking for more transparency regarding their Muskrat Falls mega-project.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi) says the Premier is once again attempting to diminish and undermine the role of the PUB while avoiding true accountability following the recent energy crisis.

Michael was reacting to the announcement by Government that it will initiate an independent review of the province’s electricity system.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is once again speaking to Government’s failure to develop energy efficiency and conservation programs.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know what, if anything, is happening with the hundreds of millions of dollars allotted for Nalcor in this year’s budget. She also wants to know what kind of oversight the government has on the use of this money, especially given the massive cost overruns of a similar project in Manitoba.

 

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