Settling Costs & Asking Big Questions

Friday's latest: Asking big questions about the project, its costs and its impacts. 


BC Hydro Feels Revenue Squeeze while NDP Commits to Rate Freeze

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-hydro-feels-revenue-squeeze-while-ndp-commits-to-rate-freeze/article36889306/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Cabinet is looking at the option of shifting the cost of stopping construction and restoring the site – an estimated $3.8-billion in total – from Hydro's books to the direct provincial debt.


RICHERT: BC Liberals’ Energy Plans Proving to be Powerless

http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/opinion/columnists/richert-bc-liberals-energy-plans-proving-to-be-powerless-1.23088411

When you add the Site C fiasco to a failed LNG export industry, and the number of unfulfilled promises attached to it, one could argue the BC Liberals truly did not have any credible plan when it came energy policy in British Columbia during their tenure.


Letter: Reopen Burrard Thermal?

http://www.tricitynews.com/opinion/letters/letter-reopen-burrard-thermal-1.23088495

Now is not the time for an outdated project that was not even favourable in the 1980s; now is the time for bold new ideas and industries that do not infringe on human rights or destroy our future food security (researchers from UBC argue that the dam would destroy prime agricultural land).

And just in case we do need a little more energy from time to time, why not have the clean, reliable Burrard Thermal on standby


Women Voice Site C Concerns as Impacts Stay Hidden

http://discoursemedia.org/gender-and-identity/women-site-c-concerns-impacts-hidden

Amnesty’s report says the decision on Site C is an opportunity to set a new national precedent for government consultation on major projects.

Their report outlines over 30 recommendations for the federal and B.C. governments, the RCMP and industry. These include suspending and rescinding the Site C dam and all permits related to it, improving the federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and requiring that all reviews and approvals of resource extraction projects be informed by a “comprehensive gender-based analysis.”