"Site C is the wrong choice for British Columbia. The project is not needed: there are better alternatives," says BCGEU president Stephanie Smith.
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The B.C. government is determined to flood thousands of acres of farmland and traditional territories in the Peace River valley. A court challenge may be the only way to stop the Site C dam.
Two First Nations took large Bull trout contaminated with mercury to the B.C. legislature this week, to highlight the effects of the proposed Site C dam on their land.
Earlier last week, the Blueberry River First Nations, a Treaty 8 First Nation, launched a legal challenge against Site C to be heard in the B.C. Supreme Court.
How B.C. Labour got an unexpected hero in the fight to unionize the Site C Dam.
The Site C hydroelectric dam is not clean, not green, not economical, and not in the public interest. This project must be opposed if we are to protect water and land, and respect Indigenous rights.
Site C Dam not clean, not green, not economical and not in the public interest.
The Site C dam would flood 83 kilometres of the Peace River, putting wildlife habitat, agricultural land and First Nations heritage site under hundreds of metres of water.
In standing up for the Peace Valley and saying no to the Site C Dam, Treaty 8 First Nations are acting not only on their own behalf, but also for other Canadians, including local farming communities.
B.C. is betting much of its future on liquefied natural gas. Considering all the problems and uncertainties, the odds don't look good.