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  • Can you give some answers to our questions John Smith
    April 15, 2012 - 08:58

    John Smith can you give us an answer to why we need this project when there is already surplus energy, with no buyers in sight, with most likely more hydro-energy to be added to the existing energy grid from the dying newspaper sector? Can you speak to why 870 megawatts of hydro energy will cost up to three times that what Natural Gas will cost to be brought in a pipeline to our energy grids? Can you explain why the Muskrat Falls Project will be amortized for 57 years, a mortgage which will not only burden the present generation of rate payers but for our children and grandchildren of the future? Can you explain why the newly minted mining industry will pay 4 cents per kilowatt hour, while it will cost the ordinary citizen up to 5 times that cost. And further can you explain the method of financing to be utilized to finance this project, which by its very structure could enslave the ratepayers and taxpayers of our province for many more decades than if the method of financing is done through the conventional way of financing for such projects?

  • John Smith
    April 14, 2012 - 17:10

    Well...it would be very easy to slam this meaningless diatribe. What really gets me about crap like this is...OK you come out and make your statements ...Muskrat falls is "wet", "astronomiclly costly", and "ultimately impracticle"...but you don't tell us why. If you are going to disparage the most popular Premiere in Canadian history, and shoot down, what in reality is the only sensical anwser to our future energy needs, and current sky rocketing electricity costs...than can't you at least give us one iota of evidence to back up your claims? Something? Anything? Does anyone out there...pro or con think that it's right to slam a multi billion dollar development, with scores of competent people, and organizations backing it up...without once even alluding to the reason??? Tell us..oh please tell us why the deal is wet...why is it astronomical in price and why is it impracticle??? How would you solve our coming energy crisis...or are you just another calling Ed Martin, Navigant, MHI, Wade Locke, Danny williams, Jack Harris, Tom Oliver, and on and on...all liars??? A good article would have said(IMO), this deal is impracticle...and here is why I think that...with evidence, and proof. As far as Mr. Williams goes...what he said was...WOW...2 million dollars and 9 months later and these guys came back with nothing... I felt the same way. The PUB is incompetent...simple. So Mr. Johannsen I ask you the two immortal questions...1) Do you think we will need more power by 2020?...2) If yes, how...if no... what proof do you have to make that assertion? Because there is plenty of proof out there that we will indeed be in need of additional power by 2020...and that muskrat falls is the lowest cost option to provide it. You can be against the project, and against the good people of Nalcor...and against the former premier sure...but I think it's all just a bunch of nothing...if you have nothing to back up what you are trying to assert.

  • Wake up Premier Dunderdale and ex Premier Williams and do what the people are advocating on the Muskrat Falls Contract, Stop It until the time is right, if ever
    April 14, 2012 - 11:10

    Great remarks Michael, there is nothing else to be added other than based on what you said Premier Dunderdale and former Premier Williams should open their eyes on the risks of this project and listen to the voice of reason, the electorate of our province, who ultimately will have to shoulder the costs for the risks that will turn into a back-breaking debt for the province with the approval of the Muskrat Falls Project.

  • Cyril Rogers
    April 14, 2012 - 09:24

    Excellent summary of the current sorry state of governance in both St. John's and Ottawa as usual, Michael. Look for our resident troll to come by and slam you on these comments.

    • Adam
      April 14, 2012 - 10:37

      Oh I think there are a lot of trolls on these forums with obvious political biases.