Update: There’s still no word from BC hydro or the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum resources regarding Monday’s deadline for the report on the second stage of Hydro’s Site C dam evaluation process.
Energeticcity.ca has been trying to contact representatives from both parties, as the report was promised by December 21st at the latest.
The report will determine if the government will proceed with Stage 3 of the process, which would be regulatory assessment.
This is supposed to be ‘D-Day’, for BC Hydro’s submission of its report to the Campbell government on Phase-2 of the Site-C dam evaluation.
This is the report that is supposed to determine if the government will decide to proceed with stage three, the one dealing with regulatory assessment.
Construction of the third Peace River Dam would flood about 4,600 hectares of agricultural land and that is arguably the key objection of those opposed to its construction.
Speaking last week on Issues and Answers, here is part of what Brian Churchill of the Peace Valley Environment Association had to say about that… [asset|aid=2300|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=219ed778c3e71956d49fc7c5e5c65beb-Brian_1_Pub.mp3]
Opponents also argue, the government will never be able to prove the need for the multi-billion dollar dam proposal due to cost and environmental concerns.