Saturday, April 23, 2011

ELECTION: NB Southwest Liberal candidate responds to questions on Point Lepreau NGS, LNG in Quoddy, and MPAs

I am pleased to provide the following responses from Liberal candidate Kelly Wilson.

QUESTION 1. Will you oppose the development of heavy industry, specifically LNG terminals, in Passamaquoddy Bay by prohibiting the passage of LNG tankers through Head Harbour Passage?

Response to Question 1
I will oppose any LNG tankers through Head Harbour Passage or in the Passamaquoddy Bay.

QUESTION 2. Head Harbour Passage/ West Isles has been identified as an important and special ecological area of Canadian Significance. Will you pursue the establishment of a Marine Protected Area or some other type of management zone at this location to protect it from unsuitable and unsustainable future developments while honoring the traditional fishery, small-scale shipping, tourism and light manufacturing that currently exists? 

Response to Question 2
I will honor the traditional fishery, small-scale shipping, tourism and light manufacturing that currently exists in the Head Harbour Passage / West Isles. I will examine anything else that comes up when it arises, however will not support LNG tankers.

QUESTION 3. Since nuclear development has been clearly demonstrated to be the single most destructive force on this planet, will you strive for the immediate decommissioning of the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station?
Response to Question 3
I will not support the decommissioning of Point Lepreau, however I will support other research and development into greener energy projects in NBSW such as tidal, wind, solar and biomass.

All of my answers may not be what you want to hear. But I am trying to be very honest with you. I will speak for the best of the riding and the province as a whole. I do not feel at this time that the province of NB wants to see Point Lepreau decommissioned. We need this as a power source for our province.

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