Recommendations for the collection, analysis, and synthesis of further economic data to support informed decision-making regarding the Lower Churchill River Hydroelectric Project

Rudd, Murray and Raheem, Nejem (2009) Recommendations for the collection, analysis, and synthesis of further economic data to support informed decision-making regarding the Lower Churchill River Hydroelectric Project. Project Report. Environmental Policy Institute.

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Abstract

In 2009, the Environmental Policy Unit coordinated a joint response from faculty and staff at Memorial University to Nalcor Energy's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed 3,074 MW Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project in Labrador. The response questioned the assumptions underlying the report's opaque use of the precautionary principle and sustainable development. It also critically examined the approach taken to account for greenhouse gas projections and the need for future hydroelectric capacity. Complicating factors in the EIS were the lack of adequate consultation measures with Aboriginal groups, as well as the lack of transparency in that key documents were unavailable to the public. Lastly, the response was critical of how cumulative effects were determined. Key questions to be answered in relation to these concerns were also included.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/293
Item ID: 293
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: 22 May 2009
Date Type: Publication
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