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  • H JEFFORD
    June 28, 2013 - 20:03

    If the transmission line project is going to threaten the caribou herd by having a large transmission line run all across the plains where the caribou feed, or trails they use to travel from one area to another, Then those trails that thousands of caribou use to travel on should be easy to locate, and the transmission line in that area should be put under ground in a large underground pipeline and the landscape should be restored to normal, the underground pipeline should be installed and the trees and grass should be replaced to normal and seeded to encourage the caribou to travel across them The caribou has survived the wolves, the hunting parties and the wolves, they will get use to the transmission line, with under ground passing areas where everything looks normal.

  • Jorge Blando
    June 28, 2013 - 16:07

    Gov't response to the Report of the Joint Review Panel for Nalcor Energy’s Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project. http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/Response_to_Panel_Report.pdf Recommendation 15.12 – Decommissioning The Panel recommends that Nalcor demonstrate, prior to Project approval and in a manner acceptable to both governments, how it will assume financial responsibility for the potential future decommissioning of the Project to ensure that decommissioning does not become a burden to future generations. Response: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador does not accept this recommendation. Hydro generation is a renewable energy source and these facilities when maintained and refurbished, continue to function for hundreds of years. Should the operator of the generating plant at the time require refurbishment or remediation of the plant then it will be done in accordance with the laws of general application at that time. "when maintained and refurbished, continue to function for hundreds of years" New Brunswick is home to Canada’s oldest hydroelectric dam, the Milltown dam in St. Stephen, which began operation 130 years ago in 1881. Our government belives that these dams and turbines will still be relevant hundreds of years from now? "Should the operator of the generating plant at the time require..." I wonder who the operator will be....not Nalcor, if you read between the lines. Like any asset you can't afford, this will have to be sold down the line because we could never afford it in the first place. "in accordance with the laws of general application at that time" Let our children deal with it, seems to be the response.