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    Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

    Environmental assessments in Stephen Harper's Canada make a mockery of democracy while wasting millions of your tax dollars...so why not just scrap them, asks Rafe Mair.


    Justice for the Peace: Site C Dam goes to court

    The BC Liberal government and BC Hydro recently faced a legal setback in federal court for their plans to start building Site C Dam this summer. Damien Gillis explains on CFAX 1070.



    Site C Dam: Crown strikes out with attempt to gut First Nations’ Judicial Review

    The federal government struck out in court Friday in its attempt to gut key passages of Treaty 8 First Nations' Judicial Review into the approval of Site C Dam.


    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    A new interactive map visualizes the largest removal of agricultural land in the history of BC's ALR - including some of its best farmland - in order to build the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.



    Landowners launch Site C Dam court challenge, First Nations next

    Landowners from BC's Peace Valley this week launched the first of 7 lawsuits that threaten to derail the government's $9 Billion Site C Dam.


    Lawyer warns LNG industry- Don't count on power from Site C dam

    Lawyer warns LNG industry: Don’t count on power from Site C dam

    Legal challenges from First Nations and farmers could scuttle or delay Site C dam for years, lawyer Rob Botterell warns the LNG industry counting on power from the hydro project.



    Shocking critique from Site C Panel Chair should have govt pulling plug

    Shocking critique from Site C Panel Chair should have govt pulling plug

    In his unprecedented critique of the government's decision to built Site C Dam, the head of the panel that reviewed the $9 Billion project gives us yet one more reason to pull the plug.


    Landmark Treaty 8 lawsuit challenges Site C Dam, LNG

    Landmark Treaty 8 lawsuit challenges Site C Dam, LNG

    A sweeping lawsuit from a Treaty 8 First Nation threatens the province's resource agenda - including the proposed Site C Dam and shale gas and LNG development.



    Federal Court denies BC Hydro’s request to hurry up Site C challenge

    BC Hydro's construction plans for Site C Dam took a blow this week when a federal court judge refused to hurry up a legal challenge brought by local farmers and First Nations against the project.


    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand- Economist

    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand: Economist

    BC Hydro routinely and significantly overestimates future power demand - but why? Economist Erik Andersen explains, while questioning the business case and need for the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.