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Newfoundland loses Churchill Falls ruling

From rushing rivers deep in Canada's wilderness comes the electricity that keeps our cities humming. As a renewable, emissions-free source of energy, hydroelectricity is "green," but flooding from hydroelectric dams has sometimes devastated traditional aboriginal livelihoods. Ranging from a single tidal turbine to Niagara Falls to a dam carved from a mountain, Canada's hydro projects provide 60 per cent of this country's power.

A Supreme Court ruling says Newfoundland can't get out of its agreement with Quebec on selling power from the Churchill Falls hydroelectric plant.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: May 3, 1984
Guest(s): Ed Broadbent, René Lévesque, James McGrath, Brian Peckford, William Rompke
Host: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Whit Fraser
Duration: 2:56

Last updated: December 3, 2012

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