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Public inquiry hears from people living in fear as Muskrat Falls flooding begins – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201939 Views

August 10, 2019

Land protectors who blockaded and occupied a major hydroelectric project site under three years ago are now mourning the death of the Muskrat Falls.

Public hearings for the Muskrat Falls provincial inquiry reached ground zero this week with a stop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador literally hours after flooding of the controversial dam’s reservoir had begun just a few kilometres upstream on the Churchill River.

Emotions ran high for some as 10 individuals were allotted 10 minutes each to speak.

“Now I come to you your land and I give you 10 minutes; I give you 10 minutes to be able to say how I feel about the land that I love more than my own life,” said Kirk Lethbridge, who was arrested in 2013 while protesting outside the project site.

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