Muskrat Falls

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

MS MICHAEL:Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader and Natural Resources critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says questions continue around the Muskrat Falls megaproject; the newest arise from the latest application made to Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board, that province’s equivalent body to NL’s Public Utilities Board.

 

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

 
NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy

NDP Environment and Conservation critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know exactly how much Agent White is being sprayed in the province, and has written to the minister of Environment and Conservation to find out.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Nunatsiavut government has been forced into asking for a judicial review because both the federal and provincial governments have refused to take their concerns seriously.

 

NDP Leader and Natural Resources Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is again raising concerns about roads and bridges in Labrador, while still seeking answers from the minister.

Michael wrote the minister responsible last month asking four specific questions about the situation on the Labrador roads.

 

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.

 

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