Lower Churchill project lead Gilbert Bennett says the court case filed by Hydro-Quebec will not negatively impact the Muskrat Falls project.
Taking any and all questions from reporters at Nalcor Energy's offices in St. John's this morning, the Nalcor vice-president said he could not speak specifically to the arguments to be made in the legal dispute relating to the power contract between Hydro-Quebec and the Churchill Falls Labrador Corp. ( CF(L)Co.)
CF(L)Co. issued a statement earlier today saying information will become available as the case progresses.
Bennett said whether the issue is water management, energy pricing, the loan guarantee or the ability to obtain project financing, the result of the court case will not increase the cost of Muskrat Falls for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Asked about a legal challenge by NunatuKavut to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans permitting for the project, he said that challenge has no merit. He suggested the group is confusing disappointment with the level of consultation with having no consultation relating to activities on the project site.