Canadian Biomass Magazine

Site C dam approved in northeastern B.C.

December 17, 2014
By Amie Silverwood

Dec. 17, 2014 - The Site C dam has been approved by the B.C. government. The plan is to build a massive hydroelectric project that would flood a large area of the Peace River Valley in northeastern B.C. and cost $9 billion to build.


“Treaty 8 First Nations, some of whom were displaced by the W.A.C. Bennett dam when it was built, say they will fight construction of the Site C project. The hydroelectric project would dramatically alter a large area of northeastern B.C. flooding more than 5,500 hectares of land over an 83-kilometre stretch of the valley,” says the CBC.

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