Citizens can still fight dam project

There is plenty of time to stop this costly boondoggle that has been purposely kept sheltered from full regulatory scrutiny.

To the Editor,

Re: Lights out for opponents of Site C dam, Opinion, Nov. 26.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I stood at the overlook above the proposed Site C dam site near Fort St. John, and saw a swath of clearcuts. Local residents described how B.C. Hydro cut old-growth eagle trees, crushed beaver dams with machinery, and chipped tall trees despite promises to salvage merchantable timber. When viewed against the nine-year engineering plan, these are baby steps. Logging riverbanks and harassing eagles is not dam construction. There is plenty of time to stop this costly boondoggle that has been purposely kept sheltered from full regulatory scrutiny.

When the government doesn’t listen, the only option left to citizens is to go to court. Treaty 8 First Nations and Peace Valley landowners are giving it all they’ve got.

Ana SimeoncampaignerSierra Club B.C.