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Coquitlam River Update by Craig Orr

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Coquitlam River: Hollywood North While Vancouver may be known as Hollywood North, the title once belonged to the Coquitlam River. As many watershed residents still recall, John Wayne once regularly trekked the river, inspired by its wild salmon.  Sadly, the …

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 …