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Re: Site C

Postby hobbyguy » Jan 12th, 2018, 2:38 pm

Quite interesting to see how that poll completely contradicts the rubbish one that Desmog and their allies published and touted.
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Re: Site C

Postby Smurf » Jan 12th, 2018, 3:28 pm

The poll does not surprise me. I would have hoped there would have been more people smart enough to be for it. I guess when we were dumb enough to elect Horgan and the NDP (not actually!!!!!!) it should be expected. I would like to know the real truth about the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
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Re: Site C

Postby Urbane » Jan 13th, 2018, 12:58 pm

Interesting that in that poll those who identified as Liberals were overwhelming in favour of Horgan's decision to finish the Site C dam project. Even more interesting is the fact that NDP supporters and Green supporters also were in favour of Horgan's decision. It was close with the Green supporters but those who supported completing the dam edged out those who didn't. For a long time some of us have been saying that those who wanted the project scuttled were in the minority and of course we were told we were dead wrong. Well we were right and Horgan was right to announce that the Site C dam would be completed.

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Re: Site C

Postby Old Techie » Jan 13th, 2018, 2:47 pm

:up: Agreed, yet despite that, Weaver still thinks he can somehow bring it to a halt.

Then again perhaps that's just lip service, and all for show, to not upset his voter base. After all he was for the project at one point in time.
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Re: Site C

Postby alanjh595 » Today, 8:12 am

Site C legal injunction
Rob Gibson - Jan 16, 2018 / 7:44 am
Two First Nations groups have launched legal action to halt the construction of the Site C dam.

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have combined forces to file civil actions for Treaty Infringement and Injunctions to stop construction of the Site C hydroelectric project.

The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have filed notices of civil action alleging that the Site C hydroelectric project, together with the two previous dams on the Peace River, infringes on their constitutional rights under Treaty 8.

“The cumulative impact of the Bennett, Peace Canyon and Site C Dams is to turn the Peace River into a series of reservoirs, destroying the unique cultural and ecological character of the Peace, severing the physical, practical, cultural and spiritual connection the Prophet have with the Peace, and infringing [West Moberly and Prophet’s] Treaty Rights.” Says, Chief Roland Wilson, West Moberly First Nations.

The motion was filed in B.C. Supreme Court Monday.

The NDP Government decided to move forward with the project earlier this month.

The First Nations legal team is led by senior litigation counsel Reidar Mogerman of Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman. They intend to apply for the disclosure of documents which to-date have been redacted or withheld from public scrutiny.

“We need more information about the project’s schedule, budget, and ongoing geotechnical challenges to accurately estimate the implications of suspending construction until our Treaty infringement claims are decided at trial,” said Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations.

“We’re not just asking the court to save the Peace River valley, but to save British Columbians billions of dollars by scrapping this ill-conceived, outmoded, and unneeded boondoggle unravelling in plain sight,” stated Chief Lynette Tsakoza.

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/216383 ... injunction
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Re: Site C

Postby hobbyguy » Today, 10:43 am

^^ completely expected. One group are just disturbers and the other has a pecuniary eye on wind power. Recent SCOC decisions mean they are extremely unlikely to get very far. Pretty hard to answer the question of "and then what?" when one of the groups who have a deal with BC Hydro have threatened to sue if site C does not go ahead.

This kind of stuff has just become part of the landscape as environut groups and wind/solar industry groups use (in the worst sense of the word) small bands in an attempt to benefit themselves.
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Re: Site C

Postby alanjh595 » Today, 10:56 am

I bet that they can be bought off for the right number of $$$$
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