“A federal-provincial review panel
concluded, after an environmental
assessment that the project proposed
by Nalcor Energy would have several
significant adverse environmental
effects on the aquatic and terrestrial
environments, culture and heritage,”
The Quebec Innu are hoping to have mores success at stopping the proposed Muskrat Falls Power Project than the Labrador NunatuKavut did.
The Innu of Ekuanitshit are headed to Federal Court in an attempt to reverse approval given by the federal government for the construction of new hydroelectric dams on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador.
At issue is the Goverernment's of Canada and NL controversial decision to ignore the he joint federal-provincial environmental review panel. The panel had called Nalcor Energy's analysis of the project "inadequate,"
The Quebec Innu hunt and fish in a wide swath of Labrador north of Romaine River in Quebec. They are concerned about the impact that flooding to create a 60 kilometres reservoir will have on lands they have used ”since time immemorial”
Last year, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador denied NunatuKavut’s application for an injunction against environmental hearings on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development. They filed the injunction arguing that the federal and provincial governments “breached their duty to consult with NunatuKavut” and asked the court to force the province to negotiate an impact benefits agreement with it, as the province did with the Labrador Innu.