The World Energy GH2 project is proposing to transform some of the most precious landscapes on the island, including the exquisite wild highlands of western Newfoundland.The process for engaging with the public has been rushed – or, in the case of sites other than the Port au Port, nonexistent. CBC has reported that John Risley stated they need all three sites for the project to be viable and yet we have been given no information other than maps of the other proposed sites in our region.
The environmental assessment document based on the Port au Port and Stephenville portions of the project was made available to the public for a short window and we know that portion of the project is moving ahead with a full environmental assessment review process. Judging by the recent community meeting on the peninsula in Sheaves Cove, many Port au Port residents will not support the project. When the people of the other regions in western Newfoundland wake up to what is planned for our most valuable natural places there will be vociferous opposition – of that I have no doubt.
This little video is my attempt to help wake up those who are not fully aware of what is being planned. I have a multi-disciplinary background in the arts and a keen interest in the province and its history. I thought this might be a good way to engage those who are not inclined to follow the news, and to do my part to help wake them up.
My other half – Michael R – is behind the camera, did the editing, and lugged camera gear up on top of that mountain – a rather labourious feat!
Please visit this link for “Heart to Heart with Little Premier Furey”
God Guard Thee Newfoundland.”
– Tara Manuel