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  • Looking for attention
    October 05, 2012 - 10:53

    So she is upset that she doesn't have a microphone to shout into? I have read that "Newfoundlanders" like the format. Go back to the Maggies and wait for your turn.

  • Laurent Juneau
    October 05, 2012 - 09:08

    Please, think about this : all the 5 provinces are directely concerned about gax exploration . It is not a provincial law or territory debate, it should be a serious fédéral debate because our most important industrys, tourism and fisheries are in danger . Remind that the St-Lawrence Golf is one of the 5 most important on this planet, the echosystem is very fragile and it is a closen sea . If an accident, like the one of Mexico Gulf for exemple, happens the damages will be dramatic for any of this 5 provinces, dependently of the season . We must work together to protect this UNIQUE environment of St-Lawrence Golfe . Think of the future of all those kids who will live after us ... Laurent Juneau, Gaspé .

  • saelcove
    October 03, 2012 - 09:40

    Who care as long as the oil money keeps rolling in

    • Cape Anguille
      October 03, 2012 - 14:00

      Marilyn Clarke is trying to create a red herring. I remind readers that Mr(s) Clarke is a member of Coalition of St Laurent based in Quebec. Quebec doesn't respect NL legitimate right to our offshore resources and Quebec has doesn't respect the Southern Labrador boundary. I totally disagree with Ms Clarke's disagreement with Oil sessions format. I attended the session at the Pepsi Center and I found it informative and I certainly had opportunities to ask questions and discuss onshore drilling issues with the presenters. Cape Anguille

    • You should
      October 03, 2012 - 20:12

      Ever hear of Louisiana or of BP? The same thing can happen of the coast of newfoundland and should be a concern to you. If it does happen it will destroy whatever industry is remaining in the province.

    • OilFacts
      October 04, 2012 - 12:27

      Thank you, Marilyn Clark, for attending this meeting. Everyone should be very concerned about and involved in the issues that she's raised. The oil and gas industry traditionally provides little more than lip service on issues related to the environment. I know this because I've resided in Alberta for the past 30 years. In this province, the oil and gas industry has such political clout that they're able to maintain a 250 square kilometer toxic sludge lake just outside of Fort MacMurray. The University of Alberta has proven that run-off from the tar sands is polluting rivers and streams in the area. These are the same rivers and streams that provide food to norther Aboriginal peoples. This province also has to deal with regular pipleline breaks that pollute the land and kill wildlife. Amidst all of the environmental evidence, the Alberta Government does nothing to address these and other related issues. Newfoundlanders should be very concerned about the environmental issues that will accompany both land and offshore oil drilling. The positive impact on the economy is great from this activity; however, is it worth surrendering your way of life to obtain it?

    • Ember Snow
      October 05, 2012 - 13:38

      I met Marilyn there, and i am happy i did. She is standing up for what she cares for and what is very important. She traveled a long way to attend these environmental assessments. I agree with her completly, there should have been more information instead of letting it turn into a social gathering. SAELCOVE: ?? is the money going to stay, or is it going to be around for a bit until they have to move onto another location. They will be drilling into a very sensitive area where many species go to have their young. It is a very important aspect to the maratimes. The tow resources that people come to the east to really experience out here would be tourism and the fisheries. No matter how much they assess, if gas exploration continues there will be negative impacts on the area. Now say there is a spill, the companies only have to spend 30 million to clean the area up. Looking at the golf of mexico spill- it cost over 30 billion and the ecosystem there will never be the same. There is still oil washing up on the shore. If this happens in the golf- there goes the fishery industry, immediate dinner, and a lot of tourism will be affected. Instead of looking at the immediate consequence- money, i believe we need to shift our minds to sit down and think what is mroe important to stand for.

  • Cape Anguille
    October 03, 2012 - 07:50

    Marilyn Clarke is trying to create a red herring. Mr(s) Clarke is a member of the Quebec based coalition St. Laurent. and we known where Quebec stands on NL legitimate ownership of Western NL offshore lands and southern Labrador boundary. I attended the session at the Pepsi Center and I found it very informative. I was able to ask questions and even made some suggestions. I suggested to presenters last night that they should rename the NL section of Old Harry to be renamed Cape Ray which was its original name. This will depoliticize the controversy surrounding this area and put a NL brand to it. We will know that Corridor is drilling on Cape Ray which is in NL waters. Cape Anguille

  • Jack
    October 03, 2012 - 06:40

    Since CNLOPB is supposed to serve Newfoundland and Labrador, I'm wondering why they are having some consultations in another province, particularly Quebec? Since Blanc Sablon is part of Quebec and not Newfoundland and Labrador, the board should not old consultations there.