Don’t worry too much, Perry. You’re still sitting on a pretty powerful trump card.
Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
“We will take the actions necessary to ensure the continuation of our people and environment for many generations.”
With reservoir flooding and methylmercury monitoring now underway, locals vow to continue fighting to protect their food and way of life.
Provincial government tries to turn down the heat.
“This is not the time to be sitting on a fence,” says grassroots organizer who wants Muskrat Falls stopped.
Labrador land protector Denise Cole and others confronted environment minister Perry Trimper following a peaceful ‘die in’ protest in St. John’s Tuesday.
As elders, river protectors and other concerned locals vow more direct actions, Labrador MP Yvonne Jones says she has alerted the Prime Minister of concerns as the federal government considers a loan guarantee to the province to finish construction of the controversial hydro project.
Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.
Environment Minister’s mandate letter is a hopeful sign.