Judging the sufficiency of B.C. Hydro's Site C Environmental Impact Statement

 

A group of six protesters also made their voices heard, holding signs and chanting, "Site C sucks".
 
The Site C project is currently in the 60 day consultation phase for its EIS, which ends on April 4, 2013. If the government determines the EIS is satisfactory  this spring/summer, it's  anticipated the joint review panel will be formed this summer. If that joint review panel decides the EIS is sufficient, public hearings will be scheduled for this fall/winter, with a provincial and federal government decision on the entire project tentatively set for the fall of 2014.
 
The public has until April 4 to submit comments on whether the information in the EIS is sufficient, and meets the requirements of the EIS guidelines to either the Agency or EAO, which can be directed to:
 
Linda Jones, Panel Manager
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
22nd Floor, 160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
SiteCReview@ceaa-acee.gc.ca
 
Brian Murphy, Executive Project Director
B.C. Environmental Assessment Office
PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9V1
Fax: 250-356-7477
 
Similar open houses will be held around the Peace Region in Hudson's Hope, Chetwynd, Peace River, Alberta, Dawson Creek and Prince George as listed below, which will all take place from 4 to 8 p.m.: 
 
Hudson's Hope
Hudson's Hope Community Hall 
10310 – 100th Street
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
Chetwynd
Pomeroy Inn & Suites
5200 North Access Road
Thursday, February 21, 2013
 
Peace River, Alberta
Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre
9510-100th Street
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
 
Dawson Creek
Best Western Dawson Creek
500 Highway #2
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
Prince George
Prince George Ramada
444 George Street
Thursday, February 28, 2013
 
To view the full Environmental Impact Statement, click here.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.