Vancouver Sun: Enbridge uses anonymity for new hydroelectric projects

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The Vancouver Sun article Enbridge uses anonymity for new hydroelectric projects reports that “Enbridge Inc., through an anonymous numbered company, is seeking to build an undisclosed number of hydroelectric projects — many on salmon-bearing rivers and creeks on traditional aboriginal territories — in B.C. and Alberta.”

It goes on to state, “SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, a Terrace-based environmental group, obtained and provided to The Vancouver Sun formal applications dated 2012, proposing four hydroelectric projects in the Kitimat-Terrace area. All are within 20 km of the pipeline route. A spokesman for the independent power industry, Clean Energy BC executive director Paul Kariya, said the four projects are collectively “a significant undertaking” and would cost about $500 million to build.”

Also, “Critics said Enbridge should be clearer about its plans, particularly since the company has been under scrutiny for not revealing details like the identities of the Northern Gateway investors and the names of First Nations groups that have taken equity stakes in the project.”

 

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