This is your chance to have your say on the Lower Churchill Hydro Project!

This project is currently undergoing a panel review, the highest level of environmental assessment possible in Canada. Please go here to see details on the environmental assessment process and read documents, such as the environmental impact statement and comments from the public on the project.

We expect that public hearings on the project will begin sometime in the summer or fall of 2010. These hearings will be an important opportunity to learn about the project directly from the proponent (Nalcor), hear questions from the review panel, government agencies, and members of the community.

When more information is available on how you can participate in the hearings, we will post it here. If you want to know more, please contact Gretchen Fitzgerald at or call (902) 444-3113.

You can also talk directly to Environment Canada staff regarding how you can participate in this process:

Maryse Pineau
Panel Manager
Project Assessment
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor
Place Bell Canada
Ottawa  ON  K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-948-1364
Fax: 613-957-0941

What I Would Have Said

It's been a few nights since Nova Scotia's independent fracking review passed through Halifax, addressing a frustrated and distrusting crowd of concerned citizens. These brave PhDs stood before hundreds of people and presented some unpopular conclusions...on an even less popular topic.

Fracking - the controversial process of fracturing shale rock deep underground using a toxic mixture of chemicals in order to retrieve bubbles of natural gas. We've become a profoundly desperate people, haven't we?

The public meeting was held in a lecture hall at King's College. Some people from the audience spoke out of turn, while others simply shouted over the panelists trying to deliver their findings. I was caught between sympathy for the panelists and stark agreeance with the hecklers.... Read more »


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