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Bill 132 and Proposed Waterpower Exemption to a Permit to Take Water

These proposals are bad for communities and great for the waterpower industry. The proposed changes do not improve or strengthen the delivery of the government’s mandate to stakeholders and the public, instead it places the protection of the environment, safety and best interests of communities in the hands of the for-profit waterpower industry and individual waterpower facility owners.  The proposed changes may cut red tape but at the same time they compromise safeguards that protect public health and wellbeing, safety and the environment.

Below you will find ORA’s 22 November 2019 submission which had great support from several Environmental organizations.  When Bill 132 was reported back on 4 December 2019 with no changes to Schedules 9 and 16, ORA submitted a supplemental submission on 5 December.

ORA ran an online Petition Campaign and within 5 days 343 people signed petitions.
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE PETITION!!

ORA also presented to the Standing Committee on General Government on Monday 25 November – you will find ORA’s speech here.

You can find the proposed waterpower exemption to the PTTW on the  Environmental Registry posting here.

Check out ORA’s submissions:
2019-12-05-ORA-ERO-LRIA-1

2019-11-22-ORA-Bill-132-PTTW