Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The uranium moratorium on Inuit lands of Nunatsiavut has been lifted. 
Some of the early comments on Facebook are: LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE LIKE!! :)  We've been waiting for this for 5 years!! Finally will be able to support our families again!! :)  Good news maybe i;ll get some work now.. :D   By fuck'in time. can't live in the pass  bring on the paycheque!  Yup shoud not have been stopped in the first place,just some small minds that didnt see the big picture ,its 2011 not 1970,thats good news that its lifted.about time.
Not exactly the sharpest knives in the cutlery draw, nor the most informed.  
Below is news release, some people must be pissing themselves in excitement, this has to be a record [time wise] in NG releasing a news release on any topic usually takes days or weeks for things to get out.

December 14, 2011                                                                           
For Immediate Release

Nunatsiavut Assembly votes to lift uranium moratorium

The Nunatsiavut Assembly unanimously voted today to lift a moratorium on the working, production, mining and development of uranium on Labrador Inuit Lands.

“We imposed this moratorium in April of 2008 to give us sufficient time to ensure we make an informed decision,” says Nunatsiavut’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Glen Sheppard. “Since then we have established a lands administration system, developed environmental protection legislation and have made tremendous progress on a land use plan for the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area.”

The amendment to the Labrador Inuit Lands Act that imposed the moratorium required that a review of the decision be conducted after March 31, 2011. That review process, which began in September, has now been completed.

“As part of that review process we held public consultations throughout Nunatsiavut, Upper Lake Melville and St. John’s,” notes Minister Sheppard. “The general consensus from Beneficiaries and other stakeholders is that the moratorium should be lifted to allow any proposed development to proceed to environmental assessment.”

The Nunatsiavut Environmental Protection Act will come into force on or before March 9, 2012. The amendment to the Labrador Inuit Lands Act to lift the moratorium will not come into effect before the environmental protection legislation is in place, says the Minister.

Media Contact:
Bert Pomeroy
Director of Communications
(709) 896-8582
(709) 933-3750

1 comment:

Windy day said...

Nope those comments talking about moratorium aren't even the smart category.