Today: Former head of B.C. Hydro has been a strong voice against the project, leaning on the project's economic uncertainty and lack of energy demand in his arguments. And sometimes a song does say it all, as a local folk singer and residents of the Peace Valley put their concerns to music.
Former B.C. Hydro CEO & President Says Project Should End
On Thursday, October 5, Former B.C. Hydro CEO and President Marc Eliesen predicted the project will be terminated, given cost overruns early in the project and strong opposition.
Site C Dam a "Reckless" and "Illusionary" Fiscal Dream
Previously, in a report submitted to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) in August, Marc Eliesen said completion of the $8.8-billion hydroelectric project in northeastern B.C. will inevitably impose a "huge financial burden" on the province's taxpayers, while leading to job losses, business failures, and long-term financial damage to both BC Hydro and the government.
Give a Dam - Luke Wallace and the Voices of Peace Valley
"Because this river's my home and my home is a river. If we care for it now, it will always deliver . . ."
In May, Vancouver folk musician Luke Wallace put the words of concerned Peace Valley residents to song with Give a Dam.