I’ve been off the grid for a few days and have gotten a boat-load important alerts to share. This one is from the Sierra Club:
If the Site C dam is approved, the Peace River Valley stands to lose more than 6,000 hectares of agricultural land – an area 13 times the size of Stanley Park.Photo: hatdow via Flickr
The B.C. government is poised to proceed with the highly controversial Site C mega-dam in the Peace River Valley. The dam would flood prime farmland, destroy critical habitat for at-risk species, and cost B.C. taxpayers at least $8 billion, at a time when B.C. Hydro’s cost over-runs are in the news. Take action now.
Farmers, ranchers, and First Nations in north-eastern B.C. strongly oppose the project, but the B.C. government is not likely to respond to their concerns without a massive public outcry in the rest of the province.
Please take a few minutes to send a letter to the B.C. government and spread the word on your social media networks. Take action by July 11, 2013, and you will be entered in a draw for a framed art photograph of the Peace River Valley by acclaimed photographer Don Hoffmann.
The winner will be announced at the Paddle for the Peace in Fort St. John on July 13.
Learn more about the proposed Site C mega-dam and B.C. Hydro over-spending.
Public opposition helped stop the Site C project in the past, and we can do so again. Sierra Club BC and our partners, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the Peace Valley Environmental Association, are working together to draw public attention to the many threats and unacceptably high cost of the proposed Site C mega-dam.
For the Peace,
Sarah CoxInterim Executive Director Sierra Club BC
About Sierra Club BCSierra Club BC‘s mission is to protect B.C.’s wilderness and wildlife, especially in light of global warming.
Another important letter to voice my opinion.