Sierra Club and Friends of Bute Inlet call for better oversight of river diversion power projects

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A Sierra Club BC media release states “…a report by the Forest Practices Board shows there needs to be better government oversight of river diversion projects built by private power companies in BC.”

Also see the Courier-Islander article Plutonic development needed tighter rules discussing Sierra Club BC and Friends of Bute Inlet’s call for tighter government regulations for independent power projects following the Forest Practices Board report revealed uneven environmental standards of river diversion hydro projects.

“River diversion projects are clearly falling through monitoring and enforcement cracks,” said Sierra Club BC Executive Director George Heyman. “We need a better system in place to protect B.C.’s environment from the potential negative impacts of future private power projects.”

For more information on river diversion hydropower, see Watershed Watch’s Hydropower page.


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