The case to Stop Site C construction – links & news

On New Years Eve 2015, a resident of the Peace River Valley sent me a photo of the eviction notice BC Hydro had posted to the Shelter at Rocky Mountain Fort camp. I immediately posted to social media via twitter and facebook in an effort to bring public attention to the situation. Although I had written of Site C in passing over the years prior, how wrong it was and how far it had come had completely escaped me.

Since then,I’ve been trying to make up for not paying attention when it was needed the most. I started every day by tweeting in support of the Treaty 8 campers and Peace Valley residents/business owners who remained on site, despite having been served with a civil suit initiated by BC Hydro. You can read that Notice of Claim here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/296120436/Notice-of-Civil-Claim-against-Site-C-protest-camp

I still stand in support of those who held the line at Rocky Mountain Fort Camp, and with all opposed to Site C for many reasons. I feel strongly that the province of British Columbia had been negligent in exempting Site C from independent review of the BC Utilities Commission, the regulatory agency before former premier Clark approved  the dam.

Both the former premier and duly elected Liberal MLA’s failed in their inherent duty to act in the best interests of British Columbian taxpayers by refusing every request by not only voters, but also municipalities and organizations across BC to put the project before the BC Utilities Commission.

In addition,by commencing preliminary site preparation despite several outstanding lawsuits by local First Nations against Site C, the province failed in its duty to consult and honour Treaty 8 and demonstrated a complete lack of regard for due process.

Unfortunately, a new government and Premier Horgan, used the same sunk cost fallacy argument that Newfoundland-Labrador premier Dwight Ball did to continue Muskrat Falls, to continue Site C. Documents appear to show however, the decision was made prior to the BCUC report.

This is the page where I will post everything I’ve written about Site C and how the province circumvented process and due diligence. I’ll also post links to other critical reads that are pertinent, in descending order from oldest to newest.

 

~From 24 Hours Vancouver, The Duel~

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