Watershed Watch in the news in the Vancouver Sun regarding Holmes Hydro project

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The Vancouver Sun article Critics launch court action, release e-mail scathing B.C.’s environmental assessment process discusses how Ecojustice is taking legal action on behalf of David Suzuki Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society regarding the Holmes hydro power project.  Ecojustice is “seeking a judicial review of the province’s failure to conduct a formal environmental assessment on the Holmes hydro power project near McBride.”

Because none of the individual plants would generate more than 50 megawatts, no environmental assessment was ordered, however the 10 hydro plants will be linked and together will generate 85 megawatts – more than the 50 megawatt threshold for triggering an environmental assessment.

For more information on hydro issues see Watershed Watch’s Hydropower page as well as HydroWatchBC.ca.

 

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