- April 20, 2012 - 09:08
"Moose populations are increasing in the province, though there are fewer moose in Labrador than on the island." ----- Well, that's true for the present. The huge clearcut, when it begins to re-grow will provide a huge huge pasture and breeding ground for these creatures. There were NO moose in Labrador, really until that Upper Churchill line was built and the huge Linerboard clear cuts were created (well, except for a few that had been transplanted from Nfld to Southern Labrador in 1950s). Along with the dam/flooding the huge clearcut literally thousands of square km power lines through all that varied ecosystems in Labrador will change the entire face of the place. Never mind that none of those communities will get any of that electricity - guess that's not very important to those from elsewhere... Not to worry though... Nalcor/Government has your back and everything will be 'rosy in the garden'. Oh, and I have some beachfront property to sell you as well.... along the Smallwood Reservoir.
- Warren Neville
- April 18, 2012 - 00:38
This will be the third largest environmental disaster in NL. Behind the upper Churchill (Smallwood Reservoir) and the mining projects in Lab West (tailings being dumped directly into the watershed - check google earth). Anyone that says this is an good alternative to petroleum has their head in the sand. But at least there will be 65 permanent jobs once it's up and running.
- jack shat
- April 17, 2012 - 18:04
Jack this has all the signs of OCD. Relax, have a spell and we'll get ya an intervention next week by baby.
- edward power
- April 17, 2012 - 13:20
Cue the pseudonymous "John Smith" and the nut jobs who think that massive destruction of habitat by clearcuts and flooding is environmentally benign. Get on with a legitimate review process....as soon as possible.
- John Smith
- April 17, 2012 - 12:29
Cue the enviromental nut jobs who think electricity comes from buterflies and rainbows. Get on with the project...as soon as possible.