Thursday, January 12, 2012

Public Forum on Muskrat Falls -- January 17th, 7:30 pm, Bruneau Centre, Memorial University

Professor Wade Locke will give a talk titled, "Is Muskrat Falls the Best Option?", to be followed by questions and discussion. The event took place on Tuesday, January 17th, 7:30 pm at the Bruneau Centre on Memorial University campus (download his powerpoint presentation here).

Dr. Locke's presentation comes on the heals of a paper by another Memorial University economist, Dr. James Feehan, released January 11. This paper (available in PDF) questions the necessity of proceeding with the mega-project in favor of other alternatives, which have been left largely unexplored.

Further background information, from the perspective of Nalcor Energy, the project's developer, can be found on their website, which describes the relevant processes and agreements.

Those interested should also see the New Dawn Agreement, the deal between the Innu Nation, the province, and the Energy Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador. This agreement, which takes into account land claim issues as well as the Lower Churchill development, was ratified by the Innu Nation last November.

Know of other info, documents, news stories or interviews on this topic we should see? Please leave a comment below or send us an email.


tbaird said...

How about this letter:

by two former senior civil servants that sent Danny Williams into a frenzy:

This episode of On Point is also worth a look:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the background t/

Especially on point is the last article you suggest, which seems to express a sort of growing urgency on part of govt.

Why such urgency over something that's rock solid?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Mr. Locke only confused everyone more and was confused himself over his own numbers...