Site C Campaign Update #5 (April 4)

SITE C CAMPAIGN UPDATE
April 4, 2016
 
Upcoming Event: Please Promote!
April 6, Royal BC Museum, noon
Biologists and other experts from BC take on a bio blitz to document the flora and fauna of the Peace River region. Presented by Sarah Cox and RBCM Natural History Curatorial and Collections Staff.
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/live-lunch-peace-river-valley-biodiversity-and-conservation-initiatives/
 
IN THE NEWS
 
Peace Valley Landowners in Court Today and Tomorrow
"A group of landowners is back in court to appeal the Site C dam. The group will argue the province should not have given the green light for the $8.8 billion hydroelectric project.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/site-c-landowners-challenge-appeal-1.3519495 Check out the audio clip too!
 

First Nations File New Court Case
The West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation have filed an appeal of the main water licences for the Site C Project with the Environmental Appeal Board.
http://energeticcity.ca/article/news/2016/04/01/west-moberly-prophet-river-first-nations-appeal-site-c-water-licences
 
Hunger Striker Hospitalized
"Kristin Henry and her supporters wanted media attention for their protest against the controversial Site C dam project, and at Day 19 of her hunger strike, they got it. But it came at a heavy cost: Ms. Henry was admitted to hospital because her heart rate had fallen dangerously low." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/womans-hunger-strike-draws-attention-to-site-c-dam-project-protest/article29506751/

Thanks to the good people at Climate Fast who started a support fast on April 1 http://climatefast.ca/climatefast-news#SiteCDam

Not an April Fools Joke: BC Hydro's Bizarre, Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle to Save Fish from Site C Dam
Sarah Cox continues her excellent reporting on Site C for DeSmog. "In a scenario that sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, bull trout and other fish will travel in trucks past the Site C dam for 100 years as part of BC Hydro’s strategy to save the threatened fish species from disappearing from the Peace River.” http://www.desmog.ca/2016/04/04/bc-hydro-s-bizarre-multi-million-dollar-boondoggle-save-fish-site-c-dam
 
Steamed about Site C? Geothermal is a Real Alternative
"Geothermal energy offers a low-cost, clean and viable alternative to the $8 billion Site C dam proposed for the Peace River, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). The report, Geothermal Energy: The Renewable and Cost Effective Alternative to Site C, estimates that geothermal power would ring in at about $73 per megawatt-hour (MWh). BC Hydro has estimated the cost of Site C at $83 per MWh. The report also says the proposed geothermal plants could be built for approximately $3.3 billion, less than half the cost of the Site C dam.” http://www.desmog.ca/2014/11/25/geothermal-offers-cheaper-cleaner-alternative-site-c-dam-new-report