The province’s environmental assessment of the Labrador-Island Transmission Link, part of the proposed $6.2-billion Lower Churchill development by Nalcor Energy, is continuing, with the province continuing to accept needed information for the assessment.
Minister of Environment and Conservation Terry French has announced a component study on viewscapes has been accepted by the province, following aboriginal and government review. The study was first submitted Sept. 6, 2011.
French has sent a separate study — “Socioeconomic Environment: Aboriginal Communities and Land Use” — back to Nalcor, seeking additional information. That study was first submitted Aug. 16, 2011.
According to the provincial government, when the information is re-submitted it will be subject to a 35-day aboriginal and government review period as per legislation.
Complete documentation regarding the environmental assessment is available on the provincial government’s website.