Group of lawyers bands to fight Muskrat Falls hydro development in Labrador

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A group of lawyers has come together to fight the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development in Newfoundland and Labrador.

2041 Energy Inc. is the brainchild of Richard Cashin, Bernard Coffey, Edward Hearn, Cabot Martin and Dennis Browne.

Hearn, who served on the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro board for 10 years with the Brian Peckford and Clyde Wells governments, will serve as the group’s president.

The group intends to focus on how the province’s energy portfolio should be handled between now and 2041 — the year the Upper Churchill Contract expires.

In that year, Newfoundland and Labrador is set to receive extra revenue from that hydroelectric development resource.

The group contends that Muskrat Falls is not the solution to provincial energy needs and it is looking for the province’s Public Utilities Board to study alternatives to the hydroelectric development.



Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador.2041 Energy, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro board, Public Utilities Board

Geographic location: Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Metazip
    August 17, 2012 - 11:10

    My question is why do the ratepayers and taxpayers of Nova Scotia have to pay for the transmission facilties from Labrador and Newfoundland while Emera owns and profits from it???

    • Observer
      August 21, 2012 - 09:12

      Metazip: Simple answer is because we have a corporate friendly NDP Government so willing to put large sums of money into the coffers of Corporate interests, along with an apathetic electorate who will forget all about it come election day.