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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 …

Ecojustice available to comment on Holmes Hydro judgment

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Media Release May 17, 2013 VANCOUVER – The Holmes Hydro project will not have to undergo an environmental assessment, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in a decision handed down today. Ecojustice, representing the David Suzuki Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society, …

Groups challenge the failure of B.C.’s environmental assessment office to do its job

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Ecojustice, representing David Suzuki Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society, is in court to ensure that the B.C. government conducts an environmental assessment of a hydroelectric power project for its potential harm to the environment and shares that information with British Columbians. …

The Province: Kokish River concerns downplayed

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The Province article Kokish River concerns downplayed reports, “Federal scientists struggled to protect fish in the Kokish River from potential adverse effects of a hydroelectric project, but concerns of on-the-ground staff were watered down by the time a final memo …

Watershed Watch’s Tamed Rivers report highlighted in Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail article Violations at private hydro projects going unpunished reports “None of B.C.’s 52 privately operating “run-of-river” hydroelectric projects have been fined or sanctioned by the province despite at least 700 water-use and reporting violations at 16 …