logo
Article

Controversial N.L. wind energy project needs more environmental scrutiny: government

The Canadian Press|August 5, 2022
Newfoundland and LabradorImpact on WildlifeImpact on People

The mayor of a western Newfoundland town was relieved to learn today that the province has ordered a full environmental impact review of a proposed wind power development in her area.


ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - The mayor of a western Newfoundland town was relieved to learn today that the province has ordered a full environmental impact review of a proposed wind power development in her area.
 
Stella Cornect is the mayor of Cape St. George on Newfoundland’s Port au Port Peninsula, where a consortium is proposing to build a 164-turbine wind farm, along with a hydrogen and ammonia production plant in nearby Stephenville.
 
Cornect said in an interview that residents are worried about the project’s potential impact on the area’s delicate ecosystem, and residents want the government to take more time to decide on its future.
 
The proposal by World Energy GH2 was registered June 21, and the government today told the proponents they have to submit a full environmental impact statement before the Environment Department decides if it can go ahead.
 
Among the companies behind the project is CFFI Ventures Incorporated, helmed by Clearwater Seafoods co-founder John Risley.
 
Businessman Brendan Paddick ⁠— a close friend of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey ⁠— is listed alongside Risley as an “active co-investor.”
 
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 5, 2022.

Source:https://www.thestar.com/busin…

Share this post
Follow Us
RSS:XMLAtomJSON
Donate
Stay Updated

We respect your privacy and never share your contact information. | LEGAL NOTICES

Contact Us

WindAction.org
Lisa Linowes, Executive Director
phone: 603.838.6588

Email contact

General Copyright Statement: Most of the sourced material posted to WindAction.org is posted according to the Fair Use doctrine of copyright law for non-commercial news reporting, education and discussion purposes. Some articles we only show excerpts, and provide links to the original published material. Any article will be removed by request from copyright owner, please send takedown requests to: info@windaction.org

© 2022 INDUSTRIAL WIND ACTION GROUP CORP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
WEBSITE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY PARKERHILL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION