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Troy Media reports an increase of resentment from First Nations towards another Site C dam

first_imgChief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nation says the provincial government has ignored alternatives to Site C, even after a federal Joint Review Panel found there’s “no need for the power and excess power would be sold at a loss.”B.C. Hydro plans to build a third dam on the Peace River, which is said to flood more the 5,000 hectares of land and swamp more than 330 recorded archaeological sites.Tory Media reports high levels of methylmecury in fish as a result of rotting vegetation from the previous two dams and restricting fishing has resulted from major projects.- Advertisement -A collaborative study between the David Suzuki Foundation and Global Forest Watch Canada found 28,587 kilometres of pipelines, 45,293 kilometres of roads and 116,725 kilometres of seismic lines used for oil and gas exploration within the Peace region.A court challenge by First Nations is expected to hold up the $7.9 billion project if the province decides to proceed this fall.B.C. Hydro spokesperson, Dave Conway says they’ve talked with more than 50 aboriginal groups in hundreds of meeting since 2007 and “will continue to look for mitigation measures.”Advertisement One solution being discussed to ease tension is an ‘impact benefit agreement’, which means either a lump sum payment, payments over time, cash equivalent benefits or agreements around provincial Crown land.last_img read more

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