Tag Archives: river diversion

Wanted: Your Feedback on DFO Plan for Wild Salmon

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The 2005 Wild Salmon Policy is a roadmap for restoring and maintaining healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats. Thanks to your letters, calls, and presence at the Wild Salmon Policy Open House in March 2017 we stopped 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 …

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 …

What happens when environmental assessments are dropped? We won’t know until it’s too late

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The Holmes Hydro project will not have to undergo an environmental assessment, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in a decision handed down late last week. Ecojustice, representing the David Suzuki Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society, brought the case before …

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 …