Background:

The proposed “Site C” earth-fill dam in Northern B.C. is the most costly public project in B.C. history. And, due to hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns, it’s getting more expensive by the day.

Financial figures released by the B.C. Utilities Commission suggest that paying down the the $12 billion project debt will require rate hikes of 30 to 40 per cent on monthly power bills across the province.

Some experts suggest that paying for Site C may actually require a doubling of electricity rates.

All this, at a time when existing B.C. Hydro hydroelectric dams are producing a massive surplus of power and selling the excess at discounted rates to the U.S. and other provinces.  And, due to new LED and microchip technologies replacing old TVs and electromagnets, power consumption is dropping.

In addition, SITE C would:

  • FLOOD farmland in the Peace Valley capable of providing food for a million people every year.
  • OBLITERATE hundreds of First Nations graves and ceremonial sites, and destroy traditional hunting grounds.
  • CUT OFF a key migration route for migratory birds, grizzly bears, and other native wildlife species.

The massive Site C construction project was promoted by B.C.’s previous Liberal government as a means of powering fracking operations in Northern B.C. and Alberta.

And now, it looks like B.C. Premier John Horgan and the NDP government are about to approve it.

IF YOU WANT TO STOP SITE C, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT.

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