Monthly Archives: January 2014

Craig Orr comments on new report on river diversion hydropower in Vancouver Sun article: Run-of-river industry lacks ‘environmental oversight’

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The Vancouver Sun article Run-of-river industry lacks ‘environmental oversight’ reports “A lack of independent review and analysis of B.C.’s private run-of-river power facilities represents a “serious deficiency in environmental oversight,” the Pacific Salmon Foundation said today while releasing a Pflichtversichert …

Documents obtained through an FOI request show BC government isn’t managing river diversion hydro in a “satisfactory environmental manner”

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The Province article ‘Horror shows’ on B.C. rivers: Government given an ‘F’ for handling of run-of-river power projects reports “The majority of run-of-the-river power projects in B.C.’s South Coast region are not being operated in a satisfactory environmental manner, according to …

Watershed Watch expresses concern over Government’s decision to expand aquaculture – betraying concerns raised in Cohen Inquiry

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The Vancouver Sun article Ottawa opens door to fish farm expansion, and applications flood in provides details on the federal government’s plan to open “the door to a major expansion of B.C.’s controversial fish farm sector despite warnings by the 2012 …

Join us in Chilliwack on Saturday to discuss concerns over plans for a hazardous waste recycling facility on Fraser River

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Community partners, including local First Nations, environmental organizations and recreational fishers, are hosting a public forum to discuss the proposed location of a hazardous waste treatment facility on the flood plain of the Fraser River in Chilliwack. This is in …

PRESS RELEASE: Public forum to share information on proposed hazardous waste treatment facility

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January 13, 2014 Chilliwack — On Saturday January 18th, 2014 from 2-4pm community partners are hosting a public forum to discuss the proposed location of a hazardous waste treatment facility on the flood plain of the Fraser River in Chilliwack. This is …