ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A group of lawyers has come together to fight the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development in Newfoundland and Labrador.
2041 Energy Inc. is the brainchild of Richard Cashin, Bernard Coffey, Edward Hearn, Cabot Martin and Dennis Browne.
Hearn, who served on the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro board for 10 years with the Brian Peckford and Clyde Wells governments, will serve as the group’s president.
The group intends to focus on how the province’s energy portfolio should be handled between now and 2041 — the year the Upper Churchill Contract expires.
In that year, Newfoundland and Labrador is set to receive extra revenue from that hydroelectric development resource.
The group contends that Muskrat Falls is not the solution to provincial energy needs and it is looking for the province’s Public Utilities Board to study alternatives to the hydroelectric development.