Wabagishik Rapids, Vermilion River

Wabagishik Rapids, Vermilion River

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“This proposed Wabagishik Rapids GS ER as written does not meet the criteria of “Sustainable Development”, or contribute to “the betterment of the people of the whole or any part of Ontario by providing for the protection, conservation and wise management in Ontario of the environment.”   For all the reasons noted above, this project could compromise ecosystems for decades into the future as well as the ability of our future generations to meet their own needs.
Clean water is essential to life.

In all the years that Part II Order requests have been available to the public as a way to initiate a more rigorous Independent Environmental Assessment, there has never been one granted for a waterpower project. VRS and ORA submit that because of all the serious potential environmental impacts, the lack of attention to crucial components of the proposal, and the seeming inability of Xeneca to step up to the plate and do its due diligence for the environment and the people of Ontario, if ever there was an instance where an elevation is warranted – this would be it.”

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