There’s really not much I could add to this, Damien Gillis has wrapped this up so well – I highly recommend reading this fine post. Here are some excerpts:
” …the Liberal Government excluded the public’s independent energy watchdog, the BC Utilities Commission, from reviewing the project. The regulator was built precisely for this purpose: to examine proposed energy projects and plans based on their need and value to taxpayers and ratepayers. ”
“… the Liberal government set the rules for the review process, then broke them as soon as they became inconvenient.”
“At first, Site C was to power BC’s homes, but when we became a solid net exporter of power in recent years – according to BC Stats – the rationale morphed into powering energy-intensive LNG projects. But BC Hydro undermined that statement during the JRP hearings, saying it was instead to export excess power to California – likely a money-losing proposition for BC.
Then, just last week, Christy Clark went back on her LNG argument, admitting that Site C was notin fact required for that industry. ”
*Read the rest of this post, HERE: http://commonsensecanadian.ca/site-c-dam-govt-ignores-rules-faces-multiple-lawsuits/
My only addition would be to ask these two questions that I put forth yesterday, online:
Why is it that the province has the money for a project toppling the $8 billion mark, when mayors have been forced to propose an increase in the provincial sales tax in order to fund transit improvements? ( meanwhile seismic upgrades to schools haven’t been completed, it was pointed out)
Considering it has been accepted that temporary foreign workers would need to be used in part to build any LNG projects in the province, who exactly is going to be filling the alleged 10,000 jobs the premier has promoted this project would provide?