Newfoundland and Labrador politicians back at legislature arguing Muskrat Falls

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Politicians in Newfoundland and Labrador returned to the legislature today as demands escalate for regulated review of the $7.4-billion Muskrat Falls project.

The majority Progressive Conservative government is expected to officially sanction the hydro development in Labrador by the end of the year.

But opposition politicians and a grassroots movement calling itself the People's Assembly say Muskrat Falls should be put before an impartial reviewer.

Liberal Opposition Leader Dwight Ball asked what the government is trying to hide by refusing to put the project before an independent assessment.

Premier Kathy Dunderdale repeated her assertion that the project has been validated by world-class consultants.

She has dismissed the province's Public Utilities Board since it refused last spring to endorse Muskrat Falls, saying it lacked information.

Organizations: Public Utilities Board

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, ST. JOHN'S

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