Joint Review Panel wants B.C. Utility Commission’s input on Site C

The Globe story quotes a lawyer for the union representing B.C. Hydro workers as saying, “What’s missing in the current Joint Review Panel process is whether or not the development of the Site C dam actually makes economic and logistical sense for the B.C. Hydro energy grid.” 

Jim Quail reportedly added, “That’s the expertise of the BCUC.” 

Meantime, the current review panel hearings move to Dawson Creek today, and then across the border to Peace River on the weekend before returning to Fort St. John next week, where they will conclude on the 23rd. The panel is expected to start writing its report by February 3rd, and if all goes as planned, it will be presented to the Federal Environment Minister late in April. 

According to the Globe, if she finds the project would cause significant adverse impact, she then has the option of taking the matter to the full federal cabinet for a final decision.

To read the full Globe and Mail article, click here.

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