"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Above the law

Rick Maddigan has some questions:

I see that Northern Harvest Ltd. has registered its proposal for a salmon hatchery in Stephenville, as required by law.

The public has until Dec. 22 to comment and Environment Minister Charlene Johnson will make a decision about how to proceed on Dec 30.

After speaking to people in Stephenville recently, I am left wondering why Northern Harvest even bothered to register this proposal. They have been proceeding with construction all along as though they already have all the necessary permits.

. . .

So, Minister Johnson, would you at least please tell the general public now what other environmental protection legislation your government is choosing to ignore, so we can see what other laws you are above?

. . .

Now that Danny Williams has left, it’s time for those ministers in charge to step out from behind his shadow and give some assurances to those of us who care about our environment that they care, too.

I just wonder how long I’ll have to wait.

Rick Maddigan
St. John’s
In totally unrelated news, on Wednesday, Emera and Nalcor officials told financial analysts and institutional investors:
The very first project to sanction will be the generating station itself and that should sanction sometime in 2011, that means that it would be under construction at that point.



At 9:00 AM, December 18, 2010 , Blogger Mark said...

Imagine making that poor minister work so hard over Christmas.

At 9:18 AM, December 18, 2010 , Blogger Ursula said...

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry



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