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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 …

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 …

700 instances of non-compliance recorded at 16 river diversion IPPs

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“A Freedom of Information request filed by the Wilderness Committee has revealed significant non-compliance at 16 independent power projects (IPPs) operating in the South Coast region of BC in 2010.”  In their media release 700 instances of non-compliance recorded at …