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Environment: February 2014 Archives

Proposed revamping of Quebec's energy policy

Last year, the Ministry of Natural Resources mandated a Commission to help draft its long-awaited Energy Policy. The report from that Commission was leaked to Le Devoir newspaper over the weekend, and is recommending Hydro-Quebec abandon further construction on La Romaine hydro site.

It's also recommending the government stop any further call for tender for the development of wind energy. Normand Mousseau, Co-Chair of the Commission on Energy Issues. 
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No appetite for Apatite

An unusual thing happened yesterday in the world of environmental board. The Quebec government board charged with evaluating the Mine Arnaud project in Sept-Iles has concluded the project is unacceptable on just about every front. The unusual thing is, the promoter is the Quebec government, along with a private partner. We get reaction from Chantal Corbeil, the spokesperson for Investissement-Québec, along with Réjean Porlier, Mayor of Sept-Iles. 

We also hear from Ugo Lapointe, a member of the environmental coalition, Québec Meilleure Mine, speaking with Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker.
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Quebec's approaches to hydrocarbons

Last week, Quebec decided to put its money into oil exploration on Anticosti. This week, it's sticking with its plan to block shale gas exploration in the St. Lawrence river valley. The President of Questerre Energy, Michael Binnion, joins us to explain how these developments are being received by the oil and gas industry.
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