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Aug 27, 2021

Morales Peyrefitte Writes D.O.E. for Stake Bank’s E.C.P.

A letter has been sent to Chief Environmental Officer Martin Alegria requesting access to several documents regarding the Environmental Compliance Plan for the Stake Bank project.  Viewers may recall that a suit is presently before the Supreme Court involving Port Coral, the Attorney General, NEAC and the Department of Environment with Portico signed on as an interested party.  In the middle of that legal entanglement is the Department of Environment.  Dated August twenty-fifth, the letter which was sent on behalf of developer David Gegg by Morales Peyrefitte is seeking several documents which should address twenty-one concerns raised by their client pertaining to the ongoing Stake Bank development.


David Gegg

David Gegg, Founding Director, Portico Enterprises

“They have decided to put this matter before the courts which means that their definitive agreement and their environmental compliance plan is now public information.  And, needless to say, we have scrutinized those documents and we think that it’s sort of hypocritical that they would be coming after us for breaches of environmental issues when clearly it would seem that they may be in breach of many environmental issues themselves.  It’s obvious that they wish to prevent anyone else from moving ahead.   I think that’s the only way that they can hope to have any business.  So they are claiming that our environmental impact assessment which is the most thorough and detailed document of its kind that I have ever seen and I’ve looked at quite a few.  They are suggesting that the process wasn’t followed which is absolutely not true.  From the time we received our terms of reference to the time we received environmental clearance, it was over two years.  We literally attended four meetings of NEAC, we were told to go back and embellish certain information that we had already provided.  We were then told to provide an addendum the supplemental data which we did.  The process was followed completely, yet Stake Bank is claiming that we didn’t follow the process.  We don’t think that that is quite accurate, I think they’re looking for straws to try and derail our project, but it is before the courts and we’ll see what happens.”

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