Indigenous leaders tell Muskrat Falls protesters to ‘go home’, Globe and Mail ($)

The Canadian Press • Published: October 26, 2016ST. JOHN’S, N.L. Indigenous leaders and the Newfoundland and Labrador government are telling protesters at the site of the Muskrat Falls hydro project they can “go home.” The leaders emerged from a marathon meeting with Premier Dwight Ball early Wednesday touting significant progress made to address environmental concerns with the

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Scientists back Inuit in efforts to limit mercury poisoning risk from Muskrat Falls hydro project, CBC

Agreement between N.L. and Inuit leaders a victory for ‘evidence-based decision-making,’ geographer says Sheena Goodyear · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2016 4:56 PM ET | Last Updated: October 26, 2016 An almost two-week occupation at the site of a multibillon-dollar hydroelectric project in Labrador is winding down after Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball vowed to make all future

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Methylmercury levels expected to rise at Muskrat Falls reservoir: Nalcor, Globe and Mail ($)

The Canadian Press · Published: October 19, 2016ST. JOHN’S, N.L. Methylmercury levels are expected to rise in the reservoir created by construction of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Labrador, officials with Nalcor Energy confirmed Wednesday, saying local residents can eventually expect an advisory warning them to limit their consumption of fish. The prediction came

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Inuk artist on hunger strike to push for clearing of Muskrat Falls reservoir, CBC

‘Without Lake Melville, my family couldn’t have survived in this area,’ says Billy Gauthier CBC News · Posted: Oct 14, 2016 12:47 PM NT | Last Updated: October 14, 2016 An Inuk artist from Labrador says he’s going on a hunger strike until Nalcor commits to fully clearing the Muskrat Falls reservoir. Billy Gauthier ate what he

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N.L. promises to re-examine Muskrat Falls reservoir clearing as Indigenous groups push for change, CBC

Muskrat Falls will ‘lose everything’ if initial flooding doesn’t proceed as planned: Environment Minister Bailey White · CBC News · Posted: Oct 04, 2016 8:28 AM NT | Last Updated: October 4, 2016 After months of protest from Inuit and other Indigenous groups over Muskrat Falls flooding — including a demonstration this past Monday at the construction site — the province’s minister of environment

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Liberals kick off widespread review of how natural resource development projects are approved, CBC

2 expert panels and 2 parliamentary committees to review laws and assessment processes Peter Zimonjic • CBC News The Trudeau government has begun a review of the processes and methods it uses to decide which natural resource development projects will be approved or rejected. The Liberals said six ministries are all in one way or another essential

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South Dakota: Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Renewed, New York Times ($)

By The Associated Press • Jan. 5, 2016 State regulators on Tuesday again approved the section of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would go through South Dakota, despite the project’s stalled status at the federal level. The Public Utilities Commission’s decision also hinges on a requirement that TransCanada Corporation receive a presidential permit for the

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Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline citing ‘national interest’, CBC

U.S. president says Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed ‘disappointment’ pipeline won’t proceed The Associated Press • Posted: Nov 06, 2015 11:14 AM ET | Last Updated: November 6, 2015 The Obama administration has rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, capping a seven-year saga that became an environmental flashpoint in both Canada and the U.S.

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Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota, NPR, Heard on All Things Considered

The U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but the issue appears headed for a green light in the GOP-controlled Congress next year. Heard on All Things Considered • November 21, 2014 4:22 PM ET Transcript ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: While the lame-duck Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Republicans vow

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