Thursday, February 26, 2009

Premier Danny Williams driven mad by (electrical) power

This is Gros Morne in western Newfoundland, named a World Heritage Site for its pristine natural environment. (Photo credit: Gros Morne Adventures - you should go.)

Okay, now imagine a power transmission line running right through the middle distance of this photo.

Yup, that's the plan.

The terrific Newfoundland blog Bond Papers is on the story. As it says: "That sort of stuff is always good for raising capital and generally creating the image of a place where you’d like to do business."

In related news, National Geographic's story on the Alberta tar sands is being called the "baby seal" moment for that whole development. Hat tip: Canadian Magazines blog.
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