More than 200 Canadian scientists and academics are calling on the federal and provincial government to stop construction on the Site-C mega-dam and put the entire project through a rigorous review process.
The environment, no evidence based decision-making, and ignoring First Nation’s treaty and rights issues top the list of reasons to stop Site-C, in a statement of concern signed by the scientists and a separate letter to the Prime Minister.
The group wants the dam to be examined by the BC Utilities Commission and questions why the project has avoided rigorous review.
READ the statement of concern here.
They also want to know from both Provincial and Federal governments, why the dam is being built with such adverse environmental effects, when its electricity output is unnecessary.
Further, they question how the dam can continue with First Nation’s rights either being ignored or still being argued before the courts.
The scientists and academics say the days of steamrolling over aboriginal rights are supposed to be long over, and the Site-C dam is undoing years of reconciliation.