5th Session, 61st General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
The Honourable Jamie Baillie
First Reading: April 26, 2013
This Bill amends the Maritime Link Act to
(a) expand the review by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board of the Maritime Link Project to include a review of the development of the Lower Churchill Project; and
(b) require a consideration of alternatives for providing Nova Scotians with more affordable electricity and for reducing the environmental impact of producing electricity.
1 Clause 2(c) of Chapter 9 of the Acts of 2012, the Maritime Link Act, is amended by adding ", and includes the development of the Lower Churchill Project, including its design, construction, operation and maintenance" immediately after "2010" in the last line.
2 Section 4 of Chapter 9 is amended by adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number and adding the following subsections:
(4) The Review Board may only approve the Maritime Link Project if it determines that it will likely be more affordable for Nova Scotians than all other reasonable alternatives that reduce the environmental impact of providing electricity to the Province.
3 Clause 6(1)(b) of Chapter 9 is repealed.