Will the Bay du Nord project save Newfoundland’s economy or harm the environment? Or both?

By The Big Story

In today’s Big Story podcast, it’s the most ambitious offshore mining project in Canadian history, and the fight for approvals has been long and arduous. That’s because of both its scope, its dangers and the potential windfall to a province that badly needs it.

Lyndsie Bourgon wrote about Bay du Nord for Maclean’s, she’s on the Big Story to discuss the proposed drilling operation, and its implications for Newfoundland and Labrador, and the environment more generally.

“The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is thinking that it will establish the province as a deep water drilling center of excellence, and that the future of offshore oil is really encapsulated through Bay du Nord,” she said.

So what is Bay du Nord? What does it promise and what, exactly, are the risks? And how do you balance the need to phase out fossil fuels with the future of an entire province’s economy?

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