First Nations leaders are bringing the second of a half-dozen legal challenges against the Site C dam to court on Thursday.
Chief of the West Moberly First Nation Roland Willson says they want to the B.C. government’s environmental approval of the project thrown out.
They argue the process was flawed and their treaty rights were ignored.
“What they’re proposing with Site C is the last piece of the Peace Valley that we have left there, and it’s a critical area. It’s a wildlife refuge.”
Four more legal challenges are scheduled for Federal Court.
If any are successful, they could derail the $8.8-billion mega dam, whose construction is set to start this summer.