Site C has been in dispute since the idea was first hatched in the early 1980's as a solution to forecast electricity consumption growth that never happened. Revised in the 2010's by the Liberals to be a clean solution to LNG development... and flooding BC's last east-west agricultural valley (means there is sunshine all day, as opposed to north south that causes shading morning and afternoon) ... a huge loss to the limited agricultural land we have in BC.
On a financial basis, the energy costs will be double that of wind and solar. The project, once, $8, then $9, now $13B is subject to major geotechnical issues - an unstable base to build a dam upon, and using cheap construction processes that have dubious support in in the circumstances.
Here's the latest research report dated October 12, 2020
And the Vancouver Sun Vaughn Palmer's most recent piece.
This is a concern for every taxpayer and ratepayer in the province. It is going to make our electricity more expensive, it is destroying precious agricultural land, and most likely this project will be scrapped or abandoned, or end in life-threatening and catastrophic failure.
More dams are not how we need to grow our energy grid.
It must be stopped immediately.
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