Province appealing Supreme Court ruling on Grieg NL
Locals applaud news delivered by MHA
Thunderous applause filled the upper level of St. Gabriel’s Hall on Wednesday night as Placentia West- Bellevue MHA Mark Browne announced the province will appeal the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador regarding the Grieg NL Placentia Bay project.
“I will continue to work hard with Carol Anne (Haley), Premier Ball, and our colleagues in government along with Grieg NL to make this project work for both the environment and our economy,” said Brown.
“We are people of the sea in traditional and non-traditional ways, let us continue to mark progress, and let us continue to work together until we get the results that we desire and we deserve.”
In mid-July the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court ruled the Aquaculture project by Grieg NL would have to submit a full Environmental Impact Statement.
Browne said there are aquaculture projects working well in other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, “…and I believe that it can work here as well. This project would bring tremendous economic benefits in terms of jobs and economic spin offs to the business community in the construction phase, as well as through operations of a hatchery, marine site, and processing.”
About 300 people attended
Wednesday night’s meeting.
It was welcome news to many at St. Gabriel’s Hall on Wednesday night that the provincial government will be appealing the recent judicial ruling on Grieg NL. Taking part in the public meeting were, from left, Per Grieg of Grieg NL, Mark Lane of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, Burin-Grand Bank MHA Carol Anne Haley, Placentia West-Bellevue MHA Mark Browne and Loretta Lewis of the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.