Site C Dam: Food for thought
Check out this short video from The Peace Valley Environment association and The Common Sense Canadian’s Damien Gillis on the extraordinary agricultural land that would be flooded by the proposed Site C Dam.
The Peace River Valley, in northeast BC, provides much of the province’s energy needs from two large dams and tens of thousands of gas wells. It is also home to some of the country’s best agricultural land, now it is threatened by the proposed Site C Dam, which would flood or disrupt 30,000 acres of rich farmland – enough, say expert agrologists, to feed a million people.
With BC self-sufficient in electricity, the justifications from the government and BC Hydro for the $8 Billion project are alternately powering the proposed liquefied natural gas industry and exporting electricity to California. Meanwhile, BC grows less than half its own food – which means that Site C represents trading energy that we don’t need for food that we do.
The Harper Cabinet is expected to render its decision on the dam this Fall. Learn how to take action here.