Muskrat Falls

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Hydro Quebec legal case regarding the management of water on the Churchill River could threaten this province’s ability to borrow money for the massive mega project.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the premier’s dismissive response to both the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) decision and the Hydro Quebec water management court challenge is predictable but very frightening given the serious threat these represent to the Muskrat Falls project.

 

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) is alarmed that a chemical banned for cosmetic use on lawns in the province will be used in defoliation efforts along the transmission line route for Muskrat Falls power.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants to know if the provincial government and Nalcor are following environmental recommendations to protect the endangered Red Wine Mountains caribou herd from the ongoing Muskrat Falls development.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says anyone who hoped to learn anything solid about Muskrat Falls at Nalcor’s Annual General Meeting left, as she did, feeling they had heard nothing new.

 

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the increasing number of objections to and questions about the feasibility of the Maritime Link raises a billion-dollar question for her: Will the provincial government still insist on proceeding with the controversial Muskrat Falls project if the federal loan guarantee for the project is cancelled?

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says international economic reports and news stories would seem to provide mounting evidence that developing the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project will be hazardous to this province’s future financial health.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Leader of the Third Party.

MS MICHAEL:Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

MS MICHAEL:Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) continues to question the Muskrat Falls project. Today in the House of Assembly, she asked government to respond on issues of oversight of, and paying for, the megaproject.

 

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