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Bipole III Review is Flawed: Manitoba Wildlands

March 29, 2012 7:29 AM | News


Manitoba Wildlands is speaking out about a recent environmental statement done on the planned Bipole III transmission project being built by Manitoba Hydro.

The controversial high-voltage transmission line would begin northeast of Gillam, at Keewatinoow Converter Station, and run southwest past Thompson before turning south at The Pas.

Manitoba Wildlands has concerns over large mammals along the transmission route, particularly woodland caribou, elk, and moose arise from the utility’s first licensing filing. Seven woodland caribou herds are located in the study area, with greater risks for four herds.

“Access to first filing materials is inadequate, with many improvements needed in the expected supplemental filing,” the Wildlands said in a statement.