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Hundreds rally in Stephenville in support of wind-to-hydrogen project – CBC News

Nov 27, 2023

Speakers at rally hope for more high-paying jobs in area

Despite some snowy weather, hundreds of people braved cold weather this weekend to show support for World Energy GH2’s proposed wind-to-hydrogen megaproject.

The project aims to build hundreds of wind turbines in the area, along with a hydrogen production facility in Stephenville.

To date, much of the public activity about the proposal has been against it.

Some Indigenous leaders attended Saturday’s rally to show their support for a project they think will benefit their communities.

“This kind of project is going to kick-start an industry that’s going to bring our people home, keep our people home, keep our kids home, and build a local economy that we’ve been hoping for for decades,” said Chief Jasen Benwah of the Benoit First Nation.

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