Muskrat Falls

FANE has devoted considerable time and attention to raising awareness of the serious, unresolved issues associated with the The Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project. In addition to finding resolutions to outstanding issues such as soil and water contamination, the stability of the North Spur, and electricity rates, Muskrat Falls has become a litmus test for democratic values Read more about Muskrat Falls[…]

Soil Removal at Muskrat

For Immediate Release Tuesday, April 17, 2018 For a New Earth announces its endorsement of soil removal at Muskrat Falls ST. JOHN’S –Local ecological NPO For A New Earth (FANE) hereby announces its public endorsement of the recommendations recently issued by the Independent Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC) for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project that call Read more about Soil Removal at Muskrat[…]

On The Failure of Environmental Assessment

– by Dr. Ian Goudie   David Vardy has raised some major concerns aimed at the failure of democracy to ensure that the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project (LCHP) minimized and mitigated negative environmental impacts. In this article, I elaborate on this theme to emphasize that science is also failing us. Reflecting back to public hearings Read more about On The Failure of Environmental Assessment[…]

David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit

David Vardy holds degrees in Economics from Memorial University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He was a member of the economics faculty at Queen’s University before returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to serve as a senior public servant for close to 30 years. He held numerous senior executive positions including President of the Read more about David Vardy on the Democratic Deficit[…]

What’s Next for Muskrat Falls?

March 1st, 7:30 pm Peter Easton Pub 29 Cookstown Road, St. John’s FANE is pleased to present a public talk with David Vardy (Public Policy Consultant) and Labrador Land Protector Jim Learning at the Peter Easton Pub on the future of the beleaguered Muskrat Falls hydro-electrical project on the Churchill River in Labrador. — Podcasts Read more about What’s Next for Muskrat Falls?[…]

Muskrat Falls, A Public Symposium

APTN Coverage of the Symposium, with Justin Brake Labrador symposium reveals deep, diverse opposition to Muskrat Falls   Podcasts of Talks, Wednesday, February 21 David Vardy, Public Policy Consultant   Kelly Vodden, Memorial University Grenfell Stephen Crocker, Memorial University   Marina Biasutti-Brown, Independent Expert, Advisory Committee Jerry Bannister, Dalhousie University       MF Symposium Agenda, Read more about Muskrat Falls, A Public Symposium[…]

Sean McGrath on Muskrat Falls: Score one for democracy

Read Sean McGrath’s recent letter to The Telegram regarding a Globe and Mail article about the Muskrat Falls protests:

“In both the editorial and the press conference that preceded it from St. John’s, we were told that this is a victory for science, or even that science will henceforth decide how to proceed. It is not a victory for science at all. It is a victory for democracy. … Democracy, this time, in the form of political protest such as has never before been seen in the province.”