Any thoughts about a new Dam? Despite First Nations and local oppositions, "Site C" (British Colombia, Canada) APPROVED.

The project is now approved by B.C. Govt, Canada, even though the Site C Dam is going to flood and displaceindigenous people (First Nations) and farmers who live on the land covering the Site C.

Here is the gist of the background:"Premier Christy Clark approved the Site C dam, saying the almost-$8.8 billion megaprojectwill provide future generations withclean, reliable hydroelectricity, like that already generated by other dams on the Peace and Columbia rivers. ....

It would beBC Hydro's first new dam in more than 30 years, and likely the last major hydroelectric project of its kind on the Peace River. It would put the BC Hydro back into the business of generating its own power after years of increasing reliance upon small-scale private power projects.Energy Minister Bill Bennett saidSite C will provide cheap, reliable power to help meet a demandfor electricity that's expected to jump 40 per cent in the next 20 years. .....

But, the dam wouldflood 5,557 hectares of landalong 83 kilometres of the Peace River valley, from Fort St. John to Hudson's Hope,destroying traditional territory of local First Nations and displacing residentswho live and farm in the area.Bothaboriginal leaders and farmers have challenged the project in court.On Tuesday, they slammed the provincial government for charging ahead.

First Nations chiefscalled the move "ill-advised and incredibly stupid," and doomed to failure.

"The fight is just getting started," saidChief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nation.He saidFirst Nations will be seeking injunctionsto prevent permits from being granted and construction starting until legal challenges have been concluded. ...."

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http://www.vancouversun.com/business/energy/government+approves+Site/106...